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MCHS Bulldogs steam roll back to .500

November 13, 2020 - 00:00
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Cannons kept on firing Friday night in Madison when the Morgan County Bulldogs defeated Cross Creek 52-0. The win improves the Bulldogs to 4-4 (2-2 in Region 4-AAA) on the 2020 campaign.

But winning inside Bill Corry Stadium isn’t anything new for this year’s Bulldogs squad. All four of their victories have been at home with a combined 144-19 advantage.

Morgan County began cruising early Friday night, too.

After already being up 7-0, senior running back Kobridgette Lumpkin ripped off a 98-yard touchdown run to make it a two-touchdown lead.

It wasn’t just the ground game that was working for Morgan County, though. The passing game was firing on all cylinders, too.

Off a play action pass, senior quarterback Cal Camp connected with Denver Laughlin on a slant for a 5-yard touchdown pass. That extended the lead 34-0 in the closing minutes of the first half.

A Nathan Camacho field goal sent the Bulldogs into halftime with a 37-0 lead.

The offense wasn’t the only unit that showed up Friday night. The defense had a field day as well.

“The Band of Brothers” (nickname given to the defense by coach Brett Bell) only surrendered 3 first downs, forced a fumble, intercepted a pass all while not missing a single tackle.

Morgan County also kept Cross Creek in the negative for rushing yards. It gave up -16 yards on 21 attempts (0.76 average).

The defense, which has only given up 8.36 points per game, were led by Antavious Elder with six tackles along with Jacere Cooper with four.

As a result of the first half dominance, various underclassmen received substantial playing time in the final 24 minutes.

From there, Morgan County was on cruise control to a huge Region 4-AAA win.

Friday night’s win keeps the Bulldogs at fourth in the Region 4-AAA standings with a matchup next week at Burke County. Morgan County will travel 102 miles to try and get to third with a win next Friday night.