Eighth grade football blows out Washington (Cairo) 50-0 Thursday

Published 9:22 pm Friday, September 19, 2014

Coach Heith Maxwell’s Bainbridge Middle School eighth grade Bearcats football team shut out Cairo’s Washington Middle School’s eighth grade Tigers Thursday at Centennial Field.

They grabbed an early 6-0 lead when tailback Tristen Love ran 26 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Love was stopped as he tried to run in for the 2-point conversion. He ran three times for 64 yards on the drive.

The Bearcats increased their lead to 14-0 when Love ran 14 yards for a first quarter touchdown and fullback Bowen Dodson ran up the middle for the 2-point conversion.

The advantage went to 20-0 when tailback Ed Jones ran 17 yards for a second quarter touchdown. Quarterback Alex Baker tried to run in for the 2-point conversion but was stopped short.

Wide receiver Ted Thompson caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Love in the second quarter to put the Bearcats up 26-0. The advantage increased to 34-0 in the third quarter when Thompson returned a punt for a 39-yard touchdown and love ran a sweep to the right for a 2-point conversion.

Later in the third quarter, Thompson caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Love and Ed Jones ran off left tackle for the 2-point conversion to increase the advantage to 42-0.

The Bearcats’ final touchdown of the day came on a 34-yard run by Randy Fillingame in the fourth quarter. Tailback Ralph Register ran off right guard for the 2-point conversion.

Coach Maxwell said he was proud of his team’s great focus and hard play pointing out that they ran well, passed well and tackled well.