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Bulldogs blast Bobcats in homecoming blowout
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Bulldogs blast Bobcats in homecoming blowout

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By Pamela Holloway
Sports Correspondent

It was standing room only at Bulldog Stadium Friday night.

LaFayette High Alumni from all around were back at the homestead to celebrate “Homecoming 2016.”

It was a night for the ages, old friends and family gathering together reminiscing about old times and the LaFayette Bulldogs handling business on the gridiron.

It was pandemonium as the Bulldogs electrified the home crowd with a 64-0 dismantling of the visiting Woodland Bobcats.

After a shaky first drive for the Bulldogs, it was evident the Dogs were gonna make short work of the Bobcats.

The Bulldogs would score on every series for the rest of the night.

The Bulldogs scoring got started on the their next possession as senior quarterback Jatarvious Whitlow sprinted up the field 55 yards into the end zone for the score.

On the Bobcats next possession Azerious Brooks would intercept an errant pass made by the Bobcats quarterback taking it in 25 yards for the pick six, and the onslaught was on. The Dogs next possession it wouldn’t be long before Whitlow would strike again this time going 70 yards right up the middle of the Bobcat defense for the score.

 The Dogs strikes again, with Whitlow now at receiver, MyKale Trammell would take the quarterback keeper 56 yards up the middle of the field for yet another Bulldogs score.

The Bulldogs would lead 24-0 at the end of the first.

Photos by Pamela Holloway

On the Dogs first drive of the second quarter running Robert Houston breaks a long run ripping through tackles for a 61 yard touchdown.

The Bobcats night wouldn’t get any better as on their next drive, freshman corner back Corey Boston would make the interception giving the Dogs the ball deep in Woodland territory.

Running back Robert Houston would reach the end zone one more time going 35 yards for the score.

Jamarious Beaty would get in on the scoring next with a 30 yard touchdown reception from Whitlow, leaving the score 48-0 at the half.

The Dogs would start the second half pretty much the same way they ended the first half.

On their first possession of the third quarter it would only take two plays and the Dogs would be back in the end zone again, as Whitlow connected with Jamarquez Boston-Gaines on a 28 yard touchdown.

In the 3rd quarter the time would be shorten to 4 minutes a quarter as if to imply a mercy rule. The Bulldogs would get one late score when back up quarterback Zarion Moore scored on a run from 4 yards out.

The Bulldogs defense was relentless all night long, led by senior linebacker Zarian Heard with 11 tackles and 3 sacks. Omar Boston had 8 tackles and a sack. Deangelo Kimbrough had 8 tackles. ZyQuez Mitchell had 7 tackles and a sack. Azerious Brooks had a interception for a touchdown, and Corey Boston had a interception. On the offensive side of the ball: Jatarvious Whitlow had 5 carries for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns, he also passed for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns. Robert Houston had 8 carries for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns. MyKale Trammell had 1 carry for 56 yards and a touchdown. Zarion Moore had a 4 yard touchdown. Jamarious Beaty had one reception for 30 yards and a touchdown and Jamarquez Boston-Gaines had a 28 reception and touchdown.

The offensive line blocked well and looks to be improving every week.

The LaFayette Bulldogs, now 5-0, have a off week this Friday and will pick back up next week in region play against the Horseshoe Bend Generals.