Youth league teams faring well

LEADING THE WAY-Alec Kerr (44) and Keaton Arms (11) escort Bryce Bailey (8) down the field against Jackson County. (photo courtesy Jan Kerr)

LEADING THE WAY-Alec Kerr (44) and Keaton Arms (11) escort Bryce Bailey (8) down the field against Jackson County. (photo courtesy Jan Kerr)

CLAY COUNTY-The youth football league teams here are well into their season and are seeing some success.

The three-division league recently traveled to Watertown and came away with a 2-1 record, before returning home to see the same result against Jackson County.

The Bulldog team, behind over 200 rushing yards from Lance Burchett, Nate Adams, and Andrew Smith and a good defensive effort from Joseph Birdwell, came away with an 18-7 victory at Watertown.  The Junior Bulldogs followed suit with a 33-0 shutout that included scores from Keaton Arms, Bryce Bailey, John Hamilton, and Alec Kerr.  The Senior Bulldogs fought hard and scored first in their game behind a Will Ogletree touchdown, but despite a good defensive effort from Wyatt Burks and Collin Dodson, they fell 34-6.

The Bulldogs then hosted Jackson County in their first home game and came away with a 27-9 win over the Demons.  Birdwell, Burchett, and Adams led the team in tackles, while Wyatt Browning forced a pair of fumbles recovered by Nolan Adams and Brayden Allred.  Burchett and Nate Adams combined for nearly 300 yards in the win.

The Junior Bulldogs came out and ran up the scoreboard to win 33-13 behind Kerr’s 277 yards and four touchdowns on only four carries, while the defense was led by Bailey and Linkoln Watson.

The Senior Bulldogs behind Ogletree, Burks, and Bryson Burchett put up a fight against the Demons, but still came up short 26-7.  Ogletree rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown in the game.