Bulldogs roll over Cavaliers 42-14
by Tony McGuire
The Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Jenkins Thursday to take on the Cavaliers in high school football. The Bulldogs, winners of their past two games, were looking to extend their winning streak and go 2-0 in district play.
It did not take Hazard long to get on the board. The Bulldogs struck early with a strong drive that ended with a one-yard run by Nathan Higgins (7-0). On their next possession the Bulldogs scored on a five-yard pass to Jacob Roll (14-0).
The momentum continued to stay with Hazard in the second period. The Bulldogs went up 21-0 on their only touchdown of the period as Jordan Olinger hauled in a 10-yard pass from Evan Whitaker.
The early momentum in the second half went to the Cavaliers. Jenkins came out and put up their first touchdown on a three-yard run by Devin Kendrick (21-6).
The momentum did not stay with the Cavaliers long as the Bulldogs drove down the field on their ensuing possession and punched it in the end zone. Kody Arnett concluded the drive with a 13-yard run up the middle for the score (28-16).
The first score of the fourth quarter also belonged to Jenkins. Cody Childers finished off the drive with a 12-yard run (28-14).
Hazard finished off the game with a pair off late touchdowns. The first came on a two-yard run by Kody Arnett, while the second was a 17-yard pass from Evan Whitaker to Chris Hudson. The Bulldogs went on to win the game by the final score of 42-14.
The Bulldogs defense led the way as they collected two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Kevin Eversole was a perfect six of six on extra points in the game.
Hazard stats: Rushing: Kody Arnett 8 for 102 yards and 2 tds, Cade Fletcher 1 for 5 yards, Nathan Higgins 4 for 5 yards and 1 td, Jimmy Perkins 1 for 15 yards and Evan Whitaker 2 for 60 yards. Passing: Evan Whitaker 11 of 15 for 179 yards and 3 tds. Receiving: Kody Arnett 2 for 32 yards, Nathan Higgins 1 for 10 yards, Chris Hudson 2 for 49 and 1 td, Jordan Olinger 4 for 71 yards and 1 td, and Jacob Roll 2 for 17 yards and 1 td. Interceptions: Jordan Olinger 1 and Jacob Roll 1. Fumble Recoveries: Houston Smith 1 and Nathan Stupart 2. Tackles: Kody Arnett 5, Hilton Dixon 2, Kevin Eversole 1, Cade Fletcher 9, Nathan Higgins 2, Trey Higgins 4, Kaleb Huber 2, Tyler Logan 2, Dalton May 1, Josh Meehan 10, Jalen Olinger 7, Jimmy Perkins 10, Jacob Roll 7, Houston Smith 10, Nathan Stupart 7 and Ryan Whitaker 3.
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