After a somewhat promising outlook for Dawson on senior night, Wortham’s combination of an explosive passing game and a steady running attack took over the game. Behind 264 total yards from quarterback Witty Busby the Wortham Bulldogs rolled on to a victory over the opposing Dawson Bulldogs.
As the game started it seemed evenly matched but as the second stanza began it became apparent that Witty Busby had taken over the game. He took part in 3 scoring plays in the quarter with a 20 yard dash, and a TD pass to Trantham and Freeman. In the game, Busby was a part of 6 of the 10 touchdowns. His legs benefited off of the fact that he was so lethal threw the air.
Dawson’s offense looked good early as Ian Norwood sprinted down the field for 40 yards and a touchdown on their second series. Eventually, Wortham’s defense tightened up but it didn’t help Dawson’s case that lost 3 fumbles and had an interception.
When Dawson did have the ball they showed a quick, crisp running attack that was overall effective. But again, turnovers didn’t let them gain any momentum.
With the win Wortham advanced to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in District 9-1A play, while Dawson dropped to 0-10 on the season and 0-4 in district.
Wortham 61, Dawson 6
Wortham 16 19 13 13 – 61
Dawson 6 0 0 0 – 6
W- Witty Busby 62 pass to Daniel Trantham (Dalton Donnahoe run), 11:05
D- Ian Norwood 40 run (failed kick), 5:47
W- James McLelland 2 run (Witty Busby pass to Jordan Lansford), 2:34
W- Witty Busby 20 run (failed kick), 7:06
W- Witty Busby 10 pass to Daniel Trantham (failed kick), 1:00
W- Witty Busby 45 pass to Kenneth Freeman (Rudy Miller kick), 0:39
W- Witty Busby 30 pass to Kenneth Freeman (Rudy Miller kick), 4:05
W- Witty Busby 16 pass to Daniel Trantham ( failed kick), 2:16
W- Steven Hutson 10 run (Rudy Miller kick), 8:36
W- Angus Worcester 5 run (failed kick), 6:50
First Downs 16 5
Rush-yards 47-333 35-139
Passing yards 166 16
C-A-I 6-8-0 1-3-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-3
Punts-avg 1-36 4-37
Penalties-yards 4-20 1-5
Rushing- W- Witty Busby 4-98, Angus Worcester 6-64, Dalton Dunnahoe 10-65, Hutson Steven 4-37, James McLelland 4-32, Kenneth Freeman 7-26, Hutson Blake 3-16. D- Ian Norwood 13-84, Dalton Long 14-51, Lane Dotson 8-4
Passing- W- Witty Busby 6-8-0-166. D- Lane Dotson 1-3-1-16
Receiving- W- Daniel Trantham 3-88, Kenneth Freeman 3-78. D- Ty Skinner 1-16.