Offensively, the Bulldogs were led by quarterback EJ Moss and tailback Tommy Bothwell. The two accounted for all six touchdowns.
Ashville led 14-6 after the first quarter and 34-6 at halftime. By the time the third quarter ended, the Bulldogs were on top 40-6 and they went on to win 40-15.
For the game, Moss had 16 carries for 181 yards while Bothwell had 14 carries for 175 yards. Moss also was 6-of-8 passing for 102 yards including a 38-yard touchdown pass to Bothwell. It’s a one-two punch that head coach Bubba Walls is excited about.
“It was a huge win for us,” Walls said. “EJ and Tommy both had big nights offensively. The win gets us back in the right direction for region play. We needed to get a win.”
At 1-1, it is the third time since being named head coach in 2009, that Walls has his team at .500. Last year they were 1-1 and 3-3 before finishing the season at 3-7.
After giving up 40 points to Saks in the season-opener, Walls said he was very proud of his defense.
“Our defense played well,” he said. “Our first defense gave up only one touchdown and it was on a log pass play on a busted coverage. We also caused a couple of turnovers.”
Ashville jumps back into region play this week as they are on the road Friday at Hokes Bluff, 0-2.
Walls said Hokes Bluff has lost to Piedmont and Saks.
“Despite being 0-2, Hokes Bluff has a real good football team,” Walls said. “They play hard and are physical.”
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