Dawgs Dominate Dragons Behind Ducker and Defense

by Scott Wallace

Zach Ducker accounts for 46 points in convincing quarterfinal victor.

By Scott Wallace    

  NASHVILLE- Quarterback Zach Ducker has been on a mission in 2018. After sustaining a career threatening injury in 2016, he has come back with vengeance. This past Saturday, the Lexington Red Dragons were victims of a64-0 loss with Ducker (13 of 18, 365 yards six TDs passing, five carries 75yards one TD rushing) accounted for 46 of his team’s points with six touchdowns passing, one TD rushing, a two-point conservation run and one passing. His effort brought his season totals to 1972 yards and 23 TDs passing in six games this season.

“We all have come together well since our loss to Huntsville,” said Ducker. Tonight, we scored on every possession until our first possession in the third quarter. Our running backs ran well, and our offensive line kept me clean. The receivers made it easy for me because they were wide open. Our defense kept getting ‘three and outs’ to give us the ball back. Just another great team win.

The running game contributed 292 yards on 23 carries, with the Rahiim Muhhamed (eight carries 107 yards) and Keon Bohannon (eight carries104 yards) combining for 211 of those. Antwan Edmondson had 122 yards receiving on four catches and two touchdowns. Stevie Hendricks had 81 yards receiving on four catches. His 43-yard touchdown reception was Sportscenter Top 10 worthy. 

The defense pitched their second straight shutout. They have only given up two scores in their past four games. Defensive tackle Blaine Boone recovered a fumble for the second game in a row and the unit only gave up four first downs total for the game. 

“Just another day at the office for us,” said Boone. “Our unit takes pride in keeping team out of the end zone. They have an explosive offense and have put up points on people. This was a great test for us. It doesn’t get any easier with what’s ahead. We will need to play hard again.”

What’s ahead for the Bulldawgs is a 600-mile trip to Erie, Pennsylvania to take on the Express for the Xtreme Conference Championship. The Express defeated the Huntsville Rockets 31-28 to advance.