The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs are currently ranked 5th in the state for Class 3A in the Associated Press Polls, but the numbers they have been putting on the boards this year may lead you to think these ‘Dogs should be ranked even higher.
In two games, the Bulldogs have averaged 62 points. It's a good thing Corrigan is traveling for Friday night's game because their scoreboard could use a break.
After tallying 60 points against Centerville Week 1, then following that with a 64 point performance in Week 2, it's time to put those type of numbers on a scoreboard other than their own.
“I give all the credit to the offensive line, the running backs, and the coaches,” said junior quarterback LaKendrick Moore. “The line blocks very good for us, and then the running backs just bust through there and do all the scoring.”
One of the running backs for Corrigan who carries the Bulldogs on his back is senior Keegan Mitchell.
Mitchell entered the season as last year's district MVP with 2,387 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns.
“That guy is great. He works hard every week. Then on Friday's, he just goes out there and he just plays his heart out,” said junior linebacker Ladarius Hamilton.
“I just go hard every play and get a little extra running in,” said Mitchell. “You never know, whenever you go on a break and get caught by somebody, you are good for nothing then.”
However, Mitchell doesn't have to do it all on his own.
“We have another running back that splits time with him, Malyk Johnson,” said head coach Seven Armstrong. “He's running the ball well too. They both are averaging probably 200 yards per game.
Even their quarterback Moore is known to sneak off with the ball when the defense overloads on Mitchell.
“It makes the offense way better because they look for him, they count on him, and I just run the ball. They aren't expecting it,” said Moore.
With an offensive deck like Corrigan's, opponents may never know which hand they will be dealt.
“I call offensive plays and I honestly don't know who's in the game at any given point. It doesn't matter to us. We try to be sound offensively and grind the football out,” said Armstrong. “We're just not going to throw it much. We just keep pounding on people and pretty soon we break something free.”
The Bulldogs will have another chance to put some serious points on the board when they travel to Trinity High School Friday night.?Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rights reserved.