Jr. Cyclones trounce David Crockett for 5th-straight win

Published 11:49 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Jr. Cyclones kept on rolling Tuesday as they picked up their fifth-straight win with a 36-6 victory over David Crockett at Brown Childress Stadium.
“We came out a little bit slow and had too many penalties in the first half,” said T.A. Dugger head coach Johnny Burleson. “. . . I think in the second half we played a lot better and got a lot of kids in.”
T.A. Dugger is now 5-1 on the season and has two big games left against Liberty Bell (away) and Vance (home).
“It has been a great season so far,” said Burleson. “We are undefeated in the conference. We still have two tough games to go.”
T.A. Dugger struck twice in the first quarter. After Jr. Cyclones Bryson Rollins converted a fourth down with an 8-yard run during a fake punt, TAD’s Cade Russell rushed for 25 yards to get the Jr. Cyclones on the 10-yard line. Following Russell’s run, TAD QB Dalton Mitchell connected with teammate Jake Roberts on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Jr. Cyclone Blake Stewart made easy work of his 2-point conversion run, and TAD led 8-0 with 3:21 left in the first quarter.
After forcing David Crockett to go three-and-out, T.A. Dugger hustled into the end zone again as Russell rushed for a 10-yard TD to give his team a 14-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
In the final minutes of the second quarter, Mitchell picked off a Crockett pass and ran it to the 10-yard line before Rollins sped in from 10 yards out. Rollins also ran in the 2-point try to give the Jr. Cyclones a large 22-0 lead heading into the half.
The Jr. Cyclones first-half storm surge rolled right into the second half as Rollins ran in a 57-yard touchdown on the very first play of the third quarter. Russell blasted in the 2-point run, and TAD led 30-0.
It didn’t take any time for the Jr. Cyclones to find pay dirt once more in the third. TAD QB Bryce VanHuss hit receiver Nate Stephens on a screen pass before Stephen sped to the end zone from 49-yards out.
Crockett managed a touchdown in the fourth as Clint Pierce rushed to the end zone from 57-yards out.
The Jr. Cyclones will travel to Liberty Bell Tuesday.

For more photos from Tuesday’s game, click here.

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