The visiting Bulldogs bit the Hounds with three big plays, scoring its touchdowns on two long pass plays and a fumble return.
Other than that, the statistics were similar. Mary Persons rushed for 69 yards on 37 carries and completed seven of 15 passes for 189 yards. Jones County ran for 111 yards on 36 carries and completed two of nine passes for 26 yards.
Take away the 100 yards on the two touchdown receptions by Mary Persons speedster Akebren Ralls, and the Bulldogs had only 158 yards of total offense to 137 by the Greyhounds.
But the visitors did burn Jones County with those two plays – a 49-yard bomb from Cal King to Ralls on Mary Persons’ second play from scrimmage for an initial 7-0 lead, and then a 51-yard touchdown when the two hooked up on a screen pass on the Bulldogs’ first possession of the second half. And they added a 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Keri Brown in the second quarter to give them all the points they needed to improve to 2-0.
The Greyhounds, meanwhile, had their own big play negated by a holding penalty, thwarting their chance to take an early lead.
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