DAWSON - The Dawson Bulldogs dominated the Hubbard Jaguars, 46-12, Friday night in the Daily Sun Game of the Week.

Dawson (2-3, 1-0) scored on its first five possessions of the game. The Bulldogs also scored on Hubbard’s (0-5, 0-1) second and fourth possessions as well.

Facing second down and eight on their own 45 yard line, the Jaguars botched a handoff which was scooped up by Dawson’s Jordan Babers, who rumbled 43 yards into the end zone with 4:48 still to play in the first period. Baber’s defensive touchdown increased the Bulldogs early lead to 20-0.

With 9:51 showing on the clock in the second quarter, Hubbard quarterback Garrett Martin was intercepted by Dawson’s Zack Edwards, who returned the ball 32 yards down the visitor’s sideline for the Bulldogs’ second defensive score, putting the home team up, 33-0.

“Sometimes when your kids are playing with that much intensity it makes it easy to call defenses,” said Dawson defensive coordinator Gary Kay. “Everything seems to go right when they play that hard.”

Hubbard refused to be shut out, however, and with 3:36 still to play before intermission, Jermichael Jordan pounded his way across the goal line from 11 yards out to put his team on the score board.

Leading 33-6, the Bulldogs tacked on one more touchdown before the break. Dawson’s Alex Shaw capped a 65-yard drive with a 6-yard run only fourteen seconds before halftime. The point-after attempt failed, but the Bulldogs went into the locker room with a 39-6 lead. Shaw finished the night with 133 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries.

“It’s like quicksand,” said Hubbard head coach Clay Mayo. “ the harder you fight, the deeper you sink, and tonight we were in quicksand.”

Dawson added one more score in the second half on a one-yard Kameron Warren run on the last play of the third period, giving the Bulldogs a 46-6 advantage.

Although it was too little, too late, the Jaguars were able to put together an impressive drive to begin the final quarter of play. Darnell Lang crossed the goal line from three yards out with 5:45 remaining in the contest, capping a drive that chewed up 75 yards and almost seven minutes.

“Hubbard had a rough first quarter and our kids took advantage of it, and they need to be ready to take advantage of anything they can get,” said Dawson head coach Scott Hawkins. “I like not having to throw a pass all night.”

Dawson 46, Hubbard 12

Hubbard 0 6 0 6 — 12

Dawson 20 19 7 0 — 46

First Quarter

D — Michael Vaughn 25 run (kick failed)

D — Alex Shaw 61 run (Steven Travis kick)

D — Jordan Babers 43 fumble return (Travis kick)

Second Quarter

D — Shaw 11 run (kick failed)

D — Zack Edwards 32 interception return (Travis kick)

H — Jermichael Jordan 11 run (kick failed)

D — Shaw 6 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

D — Kameron Warren 1 run (Travis kick)

Fourth Quarter

H — Darnell Lang 3 run (pass failed)


First downs 11 12

Rush-yards 43-171 34-295

Passing yards 33 0

C-A-I 3-9-1 0-0-0

Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0

Punts-avg. 1-23 1-44

Penalties-yards 5-40 1-5


Rushing — H: Lang 7-52, Jordan 11-34, Garrett Martin 7-32, Andrew Thompson 9-26, Lance McClain 6-19, Daniel Laird 3-8. D: Shaw 12-133, Vaughn 6-70, Warren 10-63, Brian Allen 2-20, Trey Tennison 1-7, Ronnie Watson 1-2, Dylan Hubik 2-0.

Passing — H: Martin 2-8-1-15, Thompson 1-1-0-18.

Receiving — H: McClain 1-18, Thompson 1-12, Rance Bowers 1-31.

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