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Bulldog Football Rivalry Erupts after Clay County 49-16 Win


The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldogs hosted Clay County this past Friday, October 13th for a District 1A football contest that fueled each rival side into a little brawl after the 49-16 defeat.

Red Boiling Springs Principal Don Jones told the Macon County Chronicle on Monday, that he had not yet had an opportunity to see the video as of yet, and did not have a good vantage point during the fight, but the School Resources Officers on the scene told Mr. Jones that it did not get bad enough that anyone was arrested, but there was a lot of arguing and obscene gestures being displayed.

“The opposing players got it rolling,” Jones recalled, “and were displaying vulgar symbols and such during the game.”

“We are still investigating the entirety of the incident,” Principal Jones added.

The meeting between Red Boiling Springs and Clay County began shortly after the Air Evac’s Lifeteam helicopter descended on the 50-yard line to deliver the game ball to the referees.

Clay County achieved their first lead of the game, with five minutes left in the second quarter, leading Red Boiling Springs trailing, 13-7. Flags continued throughout the rest of the game, with a few unsportsmanlike conduct violations also being recorded throughout this meeting.

With great teamwork plays by Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs’ Dalton Thompson, Joseph Birdwell, Tyler Lancaster, Dalton Dallas, Will Massey, Cristofer Martinez, Adrian Seber, Damien Patterson, Aubrey Link, Aiden Link, and others, they were able to hold their visitors lead to 21-6, as they returned from the halftime break, yet unable to recover by the games end, losing the contest with a final score of 49-16.

The Bulldogs’ last mark on the scoreboard came in the fourth quarter, on a 4th down complete pass from RBS Bulldog Quarterback Aubrey Link to Will Massey, who was run out of bounds combined with an illegal late-hit tackle, and personal fouls being called on both teams, which put the hosting Bulldogs back into scoring position. Coming up to the line of scrimmage, Quarterback Aubrey Link sailed a perfect pass to Tyler Lancaster in the end-zone, and the extra point kick was good, edging the red and grey, 35-16, with eight minutes left to play in the game.

Clay County was able to execute the win with a touchdown pass to Clay County’s Nolan Adams in the endzone. Clay County improved to 6-2 in District 1A standings and Red Boiling Springs, to 4-4.

On October 20, Red Boiling Springs will be on the road to finish out the season, traveling on October 20 to Community in Unionville, TN and at Jo Byrns in Cedar Hill, TN on Thursday, October 26 for the last District 1A game of the season.