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McKENZIE, Tenn. – The visiting Georgetown Tigers continued their success (3-0) in McKenzie Saturday with a 28-7 win over the Bethel Wildcats. It was the 13th meeting between the two programs …
McKENZIE, Tenn. – The visiting Georgetown Tigers continued their success (3-0) in McKenzie Saturday with a 28-7 win over the Bethel Wildcats. It was the 13th meeting between the two programs with the Tigers now holding an 11-2 advantage in the series. Both Wildcat wins have been in the Commonwealth.
It was Bethel’s third straight loss as the Wildcats dropped to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the MSC. Georgetown improved to 3-3 and 2-1.
The Tigers took a 14-0 first quarter lead as Zach Dampier and JJ Ogbogu hooked up twice in the first nine minutes for two touchdown passes. The first was a 29-yard strike to cap a five-play, 80-yard drive. The Tigers needed eight plays to drive 34 yards for their next score. Dampier connected again with Ogbogu on a three-yard score.
Bethel scored on a Christian Arrambide 14-yard scamper to cut the lead in half. The 69 yard drive made it 14-7 with 5:51 left in the first quarter.
Both defensive units dominated the second period. The Tigers took a 21-7 lead on a defensive gem. Bethel was in position to tie the game but GC’s Santana Jones picked off a Bethel pass and scurried 95 yards for the pick six. The Tigers led at halftime 21-7.
The defensive trend continued with a scoreless third quarter.
Dampier and Ogbogu struck again with 2:58 left in the game on a 14-yard pass play. It capped a 13-play drive covering 50 yards.
It was a game of contrasts. Bethel had 185 yards in rushing while GC had only 38 on the day. The Tigers passed for 211 yards while Bethel managed just 94 on the day. Georgetown picked off three Bethel passes in the contest.
Stavonski Wilkes had 77 yards in rushing for Bethel. Bobby Mitchell had 62 yards on nine carries. Dieuly Aristilde caught four passes for the Wildcats.
Jeremy Beaulieu led Bethel with 10 total tackles. Jeremy Johnson and Jerwin Young each followed with eight total stops.
Dampier went 20-of-32 with 211 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Ogobogu had five receptions for 64 yards, while Darious Barbour had 74 yards on six catches.
Coach Michael Jasper said, “The kids played hard and fought the entire game. I am proud of our effort, especially the defense. They kept us in the game. The turnovers hurt and again that is due to us being so young. We are improving and we feel it is just a matter of time until we put it back together.”
The Wildcats travel to Cumberland University Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. in Lebanon.