Dodge County edged out a 23-15 win over Bradwell Institute in this past Friday’s football opener. The game was played at Hokey Jackson Stadium.
The Tigers closed the first quarter on Olvey Field with a 6-3 lead. The Indians, however, shut out the Tigers until the fourth quarter. Dodge County scored two touchdowns and converted their extra points in the second and third quarter to take a 17-6 lead.
The Tigers did convert a touchdown and a field goal in the fourth but Dodge County added another touchdown for the win.
Tiger quarterback Vencent Gilbert was 9-of 16 for 150 passing yards, according to stats posted on maxpreps.com. Donte Jones had 20 carries for 65 rushing yards. Kevin Harris had 7 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown. Tah’dreque Smith rushed for 23 yards on 4 carries and scored a TD.
Tristian Pullins made 4 receptions for 86 yards. Quintarius Chapman had 2 receptions for 45 yards and Smith had 15 yards in 2 receptions.
Lorenzo Ware had 6 total tackles, Ke’ron Mason had 5, Michael Hagerty and Brendon Brittingham had 4 total tackles each. Smith also had a 39 yard kickoff return.
Kenneth Lockhart hit the 27 yard field goal in the fourth.
This Friday at 7:30 p.m. the Tigers will host cross-town rivals Liberty County High School. According to the Georgia High School Football historians association the Tigers are 13-6 against the Panthers since 1994.
The Panthers scrimmaged the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers Aug. 10 winning 33-7. Last year Tiger head coach Ross Couch led his team to a 22-7 win over the Panthers.