Blackman Football
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1st Quarter

Blackman blaze down the field on their opening drive. Getting no resistance from the Smyrna D. Ohio State commit, Master Teague, walked into the end zone from a yard out. Putting Blackman up 7-0 early. 

Bulldog running back, Blake Watkins caught a short dump off pass from his QB, on what looked to be a busted play. Watkins, eluding multiple would be tacklers, took the pass and darted 50 plus yards to even things up at seven.

Smyrna’s immediate response didn’t phase Blackman in the least. As wide receiver stand out, Trey Knox, did what he does best. Blowing by defenders for a huge hook up with his QB, Connor Mitchell, putting his team in scoring position.

Two plays later, Teague, appeared to roll his ankle, taking him out of the game in the first. Teague would not return for the rest of the contest.

With Blackman’s stud on the bench, Trey Knox stepped up, catching a 16 yard TD. Only to be called back by an illegal shift call. Despite the set back, BHS would covert on the third and long after the penalty. Senior, Cordel Braxton, Teague’s back up, moved the sticks after taking a screen 15 yards for the first. Braxton would then punch it in him self. Proving he can more than feel in for his backfield mate. 

Smyrna’s next drive looked to be going array when junior QB, Alex Bannister, turned nothing into something. By scrambling around, Bannister bought time for Watkins to sneak away from the Blaze D. The play salvaged the drive and got Smyrna three points. Keeping pace with BHS. 

On Blackman’s following drive, the Blaze would commit a rare mistake. Connor Mitchell looking for Trey Knox, had his pass tipped by a Smyrna linebacker, landing in the hands of Bulldog DB, Devante McCormick.

2nd Quarter

Smyrna would bear no fruit from their forced turnover and gave the ball right back to the Blaze. The Blaze started their drive on Smyrna’s three yard line. But the distance was no matter, methodically moving the ball at will. The 97 yard drive culminated with a QB keeper  by Mitchell for six. 

Smyrna began to struggle mightily on offense in the second, never finding the end zone. Blackman’s offense would get off track as well, only getting close enough to attempt an unsuccessful FG shot at the end of first half. 

Blackman took a 21-10 lead to the half  

3rd Quarter

Blackman’s, Matthew Hall, started off the quarter with a sack, putting Smyrna behind the chains. Eventually forcing a three and out. Once Blackman got the ball back, Connor Mitchell found the end zone again on a QB keeper. Putting the game all but out of reach.

The Blaze got themselves right back on offense after the Bulldog’s couldn’t manage a first down once again. Trey Knox continued to put in work against his defender, only to have a 25 yard reception be called back by holding.

Knox would ultimately get his though on the drive. When Mitchell found Knox on a short slant to right side for another touchdown connection on the night.

4th Quarter

In the fourth, Smyrna had completely come off the tracks, never sniffing the end zone. All night, aside from one outstanding individual play from Blake Watkins, Smyrna never could crack the Blaze’s defensive code. 

With the game well in hand, Mitchel found wide receiver, Adonis Otey to put Blackman up 42-10 and bringing victory for the Blaze.

Blackman move to 4-0 and will travel to Siegel next Friday as region play continues to heat up. 

The Bulldogs look to bounce back their two game snide as they welcome Nashville’s John Overton.

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