Purples Overpower Dragons 63-0

By: Jeff Woods Email
By: Jeff Woods Email

When Warren Central played Bowling Green in the regular season, the Dragons scored the first six points of the game. Since then, the Purples have outscored the Dragons 125-0.

Bowling Green jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, en route to a 63-0 shutout of Warren Central. The Purples (11-1) will now face undefeated John Hardin in the Class 5A quarterfinals.

"I thought we executed extremely well on both sides of the football," said Purples head coach Kevin Wallace. "I thought we tackled well defensively and that was big."

After a one-yard touchdown run by Tevin Barksdale in the opening drive, Bowling Green senior Robbie Johnson made the play of the night. The defensive end blocked a Warren Central punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The Purples added three more scores in the second quarter to take a 35-0 lead at halftime.

"Fortunately, we were able to get a lot of three-and-outs and we scored quickly most of the time," said Wallace.

Bowling Green played perhaps its final home game of the season and now must travel to Elizabethtown to face the Bulldogs, who defeated Doss 56-7 Friday night.

"Next week, once again, is our season, just as we approached this one as our season," said Wallace. "And we have to get ready to play an undefeated football team that's very well-coached and has good athletes and will be a great challenge."

The Dragons' (6-6) woes started with their offense. Warren Central crossed into Bowling Green territory only once, on the final series of the game. Their defense had no answer either, as the Purples scored on every offensive possession.

"Defensively, we couldn't tackle when we needed a tackle. And that allowed them to make some big plays," said Warren Central head coach Bill Cox. Despite the tough loss, however, Cox remained positive about his team's performance throughout the season.

"I thought we played much better in the second half of the year," said Cox. "I was encouraged by our progress."

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