By: Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs Junior High School Bulldogs found
that success on the gridiron came easy last Tuesday night, August 30, 2011,
defeating Jackson County with a final score of 36-2.
The Bulldogs took posession of the ball to open the
challenge, and on the second play of the game, #6 Seth Carlisle reeled in a
36-yd touchdown. After a few tries the Blue Devils were forced to punt,
returning the ball to RBS. Shortly after, the Bulldogs overcame a 4th down to
achieve another touchdown on a quarterback keeper by Seth Carlisle. #7 Tyler
Carlisle ran in the 2-pt conversion to make the score 14-0 going into the
Jackson County was 3 & 9 at the 36-yd line, when Tyler
Carlisle intercepted a pass and returned the ball to the 30yl. Quarterback S.
Carlisle then sailed a pass to his brother T. Carlisle who scored the Bulldogs
third score of the night. T. Carlisle achieved the 2-pt conversion. RBS 22, JC
After Jackson County’s kick return ended at the 40yl, they
were able to break free of the trench to find the end zone, however the runner
stepped out-of-bounds in the backfield, nulling the score and bringing the ball
back to the 37. With amazing tackles from the Chance Asberry, John Russell,
Justin Bergdorff, Michael Tirjan, Trevor Jenkins, Eric Garcia, Jeffrey Nelson,
and the Carlisle brothers, the Blue Devils were forced to turn the ball back
over to the host. With less than 30 seconds left in the first half of the game,
Red boiling Springs #66 Ben Bravo cleared a path for T. Carlisle to score at
the buzzer. S. Carlisle ran in the 2-pt conversion. The Bulldogs were leading
30-0 at the half.
Red Boiling Springs returned to the game still fired up,
forcing their visitors to make another turnover. This turn of events led
Bulldog #21 Michael Tirjan to score.
The final quarter of play was beginning to look drear for
Jackson County as they were forced to hand the ball back over to Red Boiling
Springs near the goal line, however the Devils then achieved their first points
of the game, tackling the Bulldog in the endzone for a Safety. This was the
last opportunity Jackson County was given to score, as the Bulldogs was able to
win the game with a final score of 36-2.
The Bulldogs host Walter J. Baird on Saturday, September 3
at 10:30 a.m. RBS’ next game will be played on September 8 at home against
Burks Middle School. Kick off is set for 6:30 p.m.