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Trojans rout Cumberland in 52-0 opener

SoVaNow.com / September 11, 2019


The Bluestone Middle School football team opened its 2019 season last Wednesday in Skipwith with a 52-0 rout of Southside Middle School Conference foe Cumberland.

The Trojans posted 22 points in the first quarter and by halftime had run the score to 38-0. BMS scored 14 second half points.

Trojan head coach Lamont Dodd said the team came ready to deliver the win.

“In last week’s game the boys were just hungry, fresh and anxious to play, and it showed,” Dodd said. “All elements were clicking on both offense and defense and it was just a good game.”

BMS scored six TDs in the lopsided win. Two touchdowns were scored by the defense and four by the offense.

On defense Alvian Lewis intercepted a Cumberland pass and ran the ball back 35 yards for the score. DeAndre Watson forced a fumble, recovered the ball and ran 20 yards to score.

Bluestone’s offense dismantled Cumberland’s defense. Zacchaeus Gooch had two TDs: a pass reception for 35 yards and a running TD that went for over 40 yards.

Watson, playing at the QB position, punched the ball in the end zone from five yards out. Landon Funderburk scored on a 12-yard run.

Watson totaled an unofficial 140 yards rushing on the night. Gooch added 70 ground yards.

Dodd said offensive coordinator Ryan Hayes, defensive coordinator Kenny Gayles and Johnny Kirkland, the Trojans special teams coordinator, had the squad well prepared for the Cumberland game.

Up next for the Trojans is Russell Middle School, with the game set tonight at Barons Stadium with a 6 p.m. start.

Dodd stated the Trojans will need to remain focused and on-point if they are to win the game.

“This week facing Russell is one of our toughest competitions of the season,” Dodd said. “They are very athletic. We’ve just got to play Bluestone fundamental football and may the best team win.”






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