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 second quarter.
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 0.
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.