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Young scores half of 72
Dawgs runner scores six TDs, 344 total yards, in rout of Walker Valley

No use wasting time with long scoring drives if you can tally seven quickly.

Devrin, Devrin and more Devrin, with some Jerron Brown thrown in — plus a safety — added up to 30 Bearden Bulldog points in the first 9:06 of its season opener versus Walker Valley.

And with defenders Peyton Landers, Drew Williamson and Brown — among other Bulldogs — smothering Mustangs runners with numerous minus-yardage hits in the first quarter, the outcome seemed certain almost immediately.

With senior running back Devrin Young’s six touchdowns and 344 all-purpose yards playing just two-and-a-half quarters — including 87-yard kickoff return, a scoring run of 58 and receiving TD of 51 — the Dawgs breezed to a 72-27 win Friday evening at BHS’s Bill Young Field.

“I was blessed, our team came together for this first game,” Young said, confirming six TDs is a personal record.

“When your team handles their responsibilities, it always makes your job easier,” he added. “Our offensive line was superb.”

Young, who also blocked a punt to set up a touchdown, added a scoring catch of eight yards plus TD runs of 35 and 21.

Bearden head coach Brad Taylor said Young “obviously gives us that big-play potential, but it’s not going to be like that every night.

“Offensively, I was happy, and we got good play out of our linebackers, but we’ve got to get better at defensive line,” Taylor added.

“Peyton, Drew, Jerron did a great job [at linebacker], and Taylor King at fullback did a great job.”

A 32-yard pass in the right flat from BHS quarterback Kyle Riemer to fullback Brown, plus a 17-yard Young scamper set up Riemer’s 8-yard TD pass in the flat to Young.

The 65-yard, five-play drive ended with the first of Ben Sisco’s 10 eventual extra point conversions, this one less than three minutes into the game, making it 7-0.

It was 30-6 after one quarter and 44-12 at halftime.

Fullback Jerron Brown added a 3-yard scoring run for Bearden.

Cory Crabtree also blocked a punt to set up one touchdown.

An 11-yard C.J. Terry run and a 17-yard pass to Williamson set up Josh Haney’s 18-yard TD run.

Defensively, Kasey Tyler had a minus-8 sack and Williamson a minus-5 hit along with senior defensive lineman Ryan Cantley’s minus-9 sack.

“Our linebacker corps is really strong this year: Drew Williamson, Jerron Brown, Logan Candela and Nick Grisham,” said Landers, a standout senior linebacker who also intercepted a pass.

Taylor Keen’s 10-yard run preceded a 13-yard scamper from Andrew LaCamera before Will Burns found the end zone from seven yards out, making it 65-27.

A 29-yard Christian Robinson scamper in the closing seconds set up LaCamera’s 35-yard TD run with only 32.8 seconds left.

Walker Valley’s Bradley Davis carried most of his team’s scoring load with a 96-yard kickoff return for six points plus two 74-yard touchdown runs.


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