The Bowdon High School football team cruised to another decisive region win Friday night with a 58-19 romp over Jordan at Warren P. Sewell Field.
The No. 10 Red Devils (6-0, 4-0 Region 5-AA) got on the Red Jackets (1-5, 1-3) early and came away with another big victory.
The two teams traded possessions early in the game before Bowdon unleashed its lethal rushing attack. The Red Devils scored with 4:40 left in the first quarter after junior running back Darnell Holland broke away for a 48-yard touchdown run. Bowdon wasted no time in making a return trip to the end zone, thanks to another run by Holland with 1:45 remaining in the first quarter.
Seconds later, the Red Devil defense added more points after a sack on Red Jacket quarterback William Harris led to a fumble, which was recovered in the end zone by Tyler Daniel for the score. Daniel inflicted more mayhem on the ensuing kickoff, forcing and recovering another fumble.
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Bowdon scored again after the turnover on a run by senior quarterback Marcus Thurman from 30 yards out.
The Red Devils stunned Jordan, putting up 27 points in the final five minutes of the opening quarter. Things did not get any easier for the Red Jackets, as the Bowdon offense continued to pound out yards on the ground.
“We came out of the gates and put points on the board,” Bowdon coach Dwight Hochstetler said.
Hochstetler was pleased to see his younger backup players get playing time, thanks to a dominating first half.
“I thought we executed well, our young kids got to play a full half,” Hochstetler said.
The Red Devils tallied 413 total rushing yards. Jarod McKey led the team offensively with 69 yards on five carries and one touchdown. Holland was close behind with 67 yards on just two carries, which both resulted in touchdowns.
“We’ve been very successful with our running game all year. Our offensive line does a great job at opening holes,” Hochstetler said.
The Bowdon defense was led by C.J. Brewer, who had six tackles and one interception returned for a touchdown. Austin Bradley and Pearce Kirk both had five tackles apiece.
The Red Devils now prepare for another region opponent next week when they travel to face Temple.
“Temple is dealing with a lot of injuries, but they always get up and play hard when they play us,” Hochstetler said.