By Glenn Allen
Tylertown’s Chiefs upped their record to 6-0 with a 58-0 shutout of the visiting Franklin County Bulldogs Friday night before a homecoming audience.
The Chiefs led the Bulldogs 32-0 at the end of the first quarter of play. At the half, the Chiefs were out in front 46-0.
Tylertown’s first score of the second half came on a blocked punt and a five-yard return. The Chiefs final score came on a 30-yard rush late in the fourth quarter.
The game was the 3A Region 7 opener for both teams.
Amerion Jefferson led the offense going 16-23 for 196 yards and two touchdown passes. Jeremiah Dillon grabbed six catches for 78 yards with two touchdown receptions; Kendrick Lampton Jr. turned in six catches for 61 yards.
Wildrekus Johnson had three catches for 32 yards; Tyler Ellzey had nine rushes for 46 yards and two two-point conversions; Kendrick Lampton Jr. rushed twice for three yards and a touchdown; Ahmad Thompson rushed once for two yards and a touchdown.
Kylon Magee had two rushes for 40 yards and a touchdown; Lekell Thompson, three rushes for 22 yards; Marquez James, one rush for six yards; and Tyren Ratliff, one rush for eight yards.
The offensive line did a great job with run blocking and pass protection. The offensive line was led by Eddie Ratliff, Brandon Magee, Lontavious Thornton, Demontae Shoto, Jatylon Holloway, Ashton Jefferson, Leroy Bruce, Lee Holmes, Jemorruious Youngblood and Greg Carson.
On the defensive side was Jarius Anders, credited with four tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown off a block punt. Anders had two fumble recoveries from last week which was left off by error against the Lawrence County Cougars.
Ahmad Thompson had four tackles a sack, 4 hurries and a forced fumble; KJ Lampton had two tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.
Jaydon Clements turned in three tackles, one sack, two hurries and a pass deflection. Dennis Magee got two tackles, two fumble recoveries, pass deflection, and a forced fumble; Kyron Cowart on four tackles, a tackle for a loss, and hurries.
The defensive line was led by Wildrekus Johnson, Kyron Cowart, Eddie Ratliff, Ahmad Thompson, TJ Johnson, Lee Holmes, Dennis Magee, and Demontae Shoto.
The defensive line stood tall the whole game and received their second shutout for the season.
Tylertown hits the road this week, traveling south to play the Franklinton Demons.
By Glenn Allen