WARRENSVILLE — After taking a week off from competition, the Ashe County Middle School Bulldogs jumped back into conference play and defended its home field on Saturday with a 49-22 victory over North Wilkes.
The Bulldog offense continues to put up big numbers on its opponents. This week, Ashe County tallied 318 yards of total offense and put the ball into the end zone five times.
Quarterback Dawson Cox completed 10 of 12 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Timothy Peterson was on the receiving end of all three of Cox’s touchdown tosses.
Overall, the Bulldogs had another good game on the ground as well with 159 rushing yards. Austin Poe added a 95-yard touchdown run and Ryan Blevins had a five-yard touchdown run.
On the other side of the ball, the Bulldog defense continues to do its job week in and week out. Ashe forced five North Wilkes turnovers.
JJ Mannan and Justin Greene both picked off passes and Jackson Risk added a pick six, taking an interception to the end zone from 75 yards out. Risk also had a fumble recovery. The final turnover of the day went to Hunter Brown who recovered another North Wilkes fumble. Jaron Greer added eight tackles and three quarterback sacks.
The Bulldogs are still unbeaten on the season with a 4-0 record. Ashe will travel to West Wilkes this Saturday. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. in Millers Creek.
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.