Big plays raise Mobile Christian over Sweet Water

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An onside kick to start the second half helped further Mobile Christian’s cause as they defeated the Sweet Water Bulldogs 50-34 on Friday.

“Big plays,” Sweet Water head coach Pat Thompson said, referring to the single thing that made a difference in the game. “We gave up far too many big plays.”

Mobile Christian struck first at the 11:19 mark in the first quarter and led Sweet Water for the remainder of the game.

At the half, Sweet Water was trailing 21-14.

Sweet Water led the offensive yardage game with 447 total offensive yards in 69 plays averaging 6.9 yards per play but Mobile Christian’s 380 in 35 plays with an average of 10.9 yards per play was the difference.

Sweet Water had 21 first downs to Mobile Christian’s 14.

“We’ve just got to get better defensively,” said Thompson. “We’ve got a young team. We’re focusing on fundamentals this next week and just getting better.”

Branson Davis went 4 of 11 for 49 yards and two touchdowns for the ‘Dawgs. Eric Jenkins led the rushing game with 29 touches for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Jaylin Johnson followed Davis up with 19 touches for 117 and one touchdown. Jonah Smith led the receivers with two receptions for 38 yards and two touchdowns.

Sweet Water returns to play on Friday at Washington County in a significant region match-up. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.