Addison takes advantage of Winston County miscues in 36-14 win

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 9/7/19

ADDISON — The No. 5 Addison Bulldogs took advantage of early Winston County turnovers and mistakes to earn a 36-14 win over the Yellow Jackets on Friday at A.G. Hicks Stadium.

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Addison takes advantage of Winston County miscues in 36-14 win

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ADDISON — The No. 5 Addison Bulldogs took advantage of early Winston County turnovers and mistakes to earn a 36-14 win over the Yellow Jackets on Friday at A.G. Hicks Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets had four turnovers, including three first-quarter fumbles, along with drive-stifling penalties, which the Bulldogs turned into touchdowns.

Addison held Winston County to 163 total yards, while totaling 259 yards.

For Addison, Christian Roberts had 111 all-purpose yards, with 52 yards coming through the air and 59 yards on the ground with two touchdowns. Grant Rice added 52 yards on five carries with three touchdowns and Caleb Crider rushed for 42 yards on eight carries.

Austin Owens led Winston County with 111 rushing yards on 17 carries with a touchdown.

“We had a good night — our defense did a great job of shutting Winston County down early and we were able to force turnovers that we made into points,” Addison head coach David Smothers said. “We had an overall great team effort, we won the game as a unit.”

After the two teams exchanges turnovers in the initial drives of the game, Addison drove 53 yards on eight plays, with Rice scoring on an 18-yard run. Roberts ran the ball for the two-point conversion to put the Bulldogs on top, 8-0.

On the ensuing drive, Addison’s Isaac Robinson recovered a Winston County fumble, which led to a quick three-play, 40-yard drive, ending with an eight-yard run by Rice for the score. Crider ran to the endzone for the two-point conversion to give Addison the 16-0 edge.

On the Bulldogs’ first drive of the second quarter, Rice scored on an 18-yard run to cap a four-play, 48-yard drive. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful, giving Addison the 22-0 lead.

Winston County got on the scoreboard on the following possession after a 56-yard run by Owens. Brooks Bonds ran for the two-point conversion to close the scoring gap to 14, 22-8.

Roberts closed the first half scoring with a seven-yard touchdown run. Rice found Justin Mather for the two-point conversion to take a 30-8 halftime lead.

Roberts scored again in the third quarter for the final Addison touchdown to end a seven-play, 80-yard drive on a 29-yard run. The two-point conversion was no good, with the Bulldogs remaining in command, 36-8.

Winston County ending all scoring on a 14-play, 60-yard drive, with Bonds taking the ball in from two-yards out. The failed two-point conversion led to the 36-14 final.

Both teams begin region play next week, with Addison traveling to Red Bay while Winston County hosts Tarrant.