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Fulton will rest on 5-0 laurels

Fulton will rest on 5-0 laurels
Fulton City’s 44-8 triumph over Ballard Memorial in Kentucky’s First District was much like child’s play.

With apologies to the long-running children’s television show Sesame Street, it could be said that Friday’s drubbing was brought to the Bombers by the letter “W”.

Daeron Williams and Aaron Wilson combined for four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ win with each also throwing one pass to paydirt in the easy victory in Barlow.

The Bulldogs will now enjoy two off weeks over the next three Fridays, playing only at Murray Oct. 5.

It took Fulton City (5-0, 3-0) nearly all of the first quarter to make its initial scamper into the end zone against Ballard.

Jacquise Lockett carried the ball in from 19 yards out with 39 seconds remaining in the first. The two-point attempt failed as the ’Dawgs took a 6-0 lead after one period.

Midway through the second quarter, Wilson plunged in from one yard out for his first score of the evening with 6:56 remaining in the period. Williams took the two-point conversion in as the Bulldogs held a 14-0 lead.

Just over three minutes later, Williams broke free from nine yards away for a TD scamper. The 6-foot-1 running back also had his number called on the successful two-pointer to put the ’Dawgs up 22-0.

Williams’ next move of note on the field was a 32-yard halfback pass to Blake Lawson that put Fulton ahead 28-0 with just under a minute remaining in the first half.

Lawson also connected with an aerial just before the intermission with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Wilson to give the Bulldogs a 36-0 halftime advantage.
Fulton City’s final score of the outing came in the fourth quarter with Williams scampering across the goal line from 63 yards out with 3:04 remaining in the game.

William Pirtle punched through the two-point conversion.

Ballard Memorial’s lone score came off its only successful pass of the night as Josh Boyrff hooked up with Steven Pullen for a 22-yard passing play that ended at the plane of the goal.

Pullen turned around and tossed to Quinton Norment for the two-pointer to allow the Bombers (1-4, 0-3) to avoid a shutout at home.

Williams led the Bulldogs with 160 yards on 20 carries in the triumph.
The Bulldogs running back eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the year in the win.

Williams finished play Friday with 1,042 yards and 16 touchdowns through five games.

Defensively, Lockett led Fulton City with six tackles in the win.
With the triumph, the Bulldogs stay in first place in Kentucky’s First District with Mayfield (4-0, 2-0) a game behind in the win column.

The ’Dawgs square off with the Cardinals on Oct. 19 in Mayfield.

The winner of that game will likely capture the First District crown.

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