Jefferson passed its test against a larger classification opponent in resounding fashion.
Running backs Sammy Williams and Colby Wood each ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns — with Wood breaking an 89-yarder late — as the Dragons (2-0) blasted Winder-Barrow 41-7 in their first-ever game against a Class AAAAA school.
Trent Sorrells added a four-yard score on the ground and Evan Shirreffs hit Dalton Hill for a 54-yard touchdown in Jefferson’s second lopsided win in as many weeks.
“We have to continue to work as a team,” Jefferson offensive lineman Zach Bowman said. “It’s nice to be 2-0, but we can still do better.”
The Dragons piled up 564 yards on the Bulldoggs, including 371 yards on the ground behind Williams’ and Wood’s huge nights. Meanwhile, Hill enjoyed his second-straight 100-yard effort with six catches for 108 receiving yards.
Shirreffs had another stellar night under center, completing 14-of-20 passes for 193 yards.
While Jefferson won handily, it wasn’t necessarily a perfect night. The Dragons committed two turnovers and had problems with penalties.
“We battled through some adversity (Friday) with penalties and turnovers,” Dragon coach Ben Hall said. “We have to keep preparing and be focused each week.”
Jefferson offensive lineman Alex Corbett echoed those comments, saying the Dragons — who face North Hall this week — have some things to clean up.
“We made some penalties tonight which we need to eliminate,” he said. “We did play with good intensity and stepped it up in the second half. We will just keep trying to get better each week.”
NOTES: Linebacker Maverick McKinney led Jefferson defensively with nine tackles and a tackle for loss.
— Chris Bridges of the Barrow Journal contributed to this report.
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