Bryan County High School knocked off previously unbeaten Jeff Davis High School in a Region 2-AA contest Friday night in Hazelhurst, winning 29-0.
The Redskins (1-2, 1-1) shut down a Yellow Jackets offense that racked up 70 points in the team’s first two wins.
"I am real proud of the way our boys competed tonight," said BCHS head coach Mark Wilson. "We have really been working them hard these last two weeks and it paid off tonight. We played some tough competition at the first of season in hopes of preparing us for our schedule down the road."
Jeff Davis won the toss but went nowhere on its first possession. The Redskins struck first on a 36-yard field goal from Ty Wilson with 7:41 remaining in the first quarter on a drive set up by the running of Nick Scott.
A few plays later, Jeff Davis fumbled the ball on a bad snap and Redskin Damien Dixon recovered the ball on the Yellow Jackets 16-yard line. Nick Scott scooted into the endzone a few plays later on a 5-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was blocked, but BCHS led 9-0.
The Redskins added to their lead before halftime when quarterback Jacob White hit Mannie Smith with a 13-yard TD pass with 25 seconds left in the second quarter, and Wilson’s kick put BCHS up 16-0. The score capped a 76-yard drive that started on the Redskins’ 24-yard line with less than two minutes left in the first half.
After receiving the second half kickoff and starting at their own 27 yard line, the Redskins wasted little time in adding to their lead.
White connected on a pass to Damien Dixon who ran the ball down to the Yellow Jackets 18 yard line for a 55-yard yard gain. White scored a few plays later on a 4-yard run from White, and Wilson’s extra point upped Bryan County’s lead to 23-0.
Wilson kicked field goals of 25 and 26 yards in the fourth quarter. Scott finished with 123 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries to lead the Redskins ground game while White completed 7 of 13 passes for 137 yards and the touchdown to Smith
Dixon had five catches for 117 yards for the Redskins while Smith finished with one catch for 12 yards and the TD and Raekwon Love caught one pass for eight yards.
Mark Wilson said the win was a total team effort.
"This was a real unselfish team effort tonight from our boys," he said. "Tonight was the first time since I have been at Bryan County that the guys didn’t care who scored or made a play, they just played together and the outcome was favorable tonight because of their attitude. That is what I am proud of the most."
Bryan County will be at home Friday against McIntosh County Academy. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.