It was a calm and chilly night at Union County as the Patriots were celebrating their Senior Night. The stands were packed hoping they could bring the energy needed for a Patriots upset win over Centerville. The Bulldogs had other plans in mind as they started the game red hot as usual and never looked back. They ran wild over the Patriots running to a 62-0 shutout win. Jamari Pamplin carried the work load and rushed for 5 touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
Centerville started the game on defense, and they set the tone early. Bulldogs forced a quick punt and got the football in favorable field position and took advantage like they have all season. Centerville started their drive on Union County’s 44-yard line, and ended it with a Jamari Pamplin 12 yard rushing touchdown. Jake Erbse added the extra point.
Union County’s offense started to get going picking up a first down on their next drive but was then halted by the Bulldog defense again and forced to punt. Centerville then started their second drive at their own 40 yard line. After a couple of big plays for the Dogs, they moved the football into the red zone with ease. They then pounded their way towards to goal line, where Jamari Pamplin dove in for his second touchdown of the game. Centerville now led 14-0. As the first quarter was nearing close the Bulldogs forced another Patriots punt.
Centerville quickly took their third drive which started at their own 19 yard line down into Patriots territory. After quickly getting into the redzone the Bulldogs again pounded the football as Jamari Pamplin rushed his third touchdown in from 3 yards out. Centerville was now in control 21-0 early second quarter. Union County still not able to get deep into Bulldogs territory was forced to punt again. Centerville took advantage of having the football again as they quickly moved it down the field and capped the drive off with a 16 yard rushing touchdown from Jamari Pamplin. Jamari scored the first four touchdowns for the Bulldogs, and gave them the dominant midway second quarter lead of 28-0.
Union County moved the football towards midfield on this drive but was then again shutdown by the Bulldogs defense. Forced to punt again to the Bulldogs. Centerville then made quick work on offense. Moving the football with ease down the field. Jake Tinkle then rolled out to pass and connected with Javontae Pamplin for 21 yards and the score. Erbse again continued his successful day connecting on the PAT. Union County then tried running the clock out with just under two minutes to go in the second quarter. Things did not go as planned as penalty cost the Patriots and stopped the clock with just under a 1:30. This was all the time the Bulldogs needed as they got great field position after a short punt. Jake Tinkle then threw his second touchdown pass of the evening as he connected with Devin Frazier for a 30 yard score. Centerville was in full control as they led 42-0 going into the break.
After a long first half, the third quarter finally came. Centerville started with the football in the second half. The running clock put the Bulldogs in great position to move to 6-0. Centerville moved the football down the field quickly capping it off with Jamari Pamplin’s fifth rushing touchdown of the game from 1 yard out. Erbse PAT was good again as the Bulldogs led 49-0. The Patriots looking for answers at the break still did not have them as the Bulldogs halted them again and took over on downs. This time Junior Running Back Jake Crowe rushed his way in for a score from 4 yards out. Erbse went on for the PAT and had a rare miss here as the Bulldogs now led 55-0 as the third quarter was nearing expiration.
The fourth quarter was the quickest of all quarters. After the Bulldogs scored late in the third quarter the Patriots now had the football. Union County now held the football for majority of the fourth quarter, but that was until Bias rolled out to pass and had his pass intercepted and returned down inside the 5 yard line. After a horse collar tackle moving the ball inside the 2 yard line the Bulldogs capped the drive off after one play as Kollyn Peed rushed one in from two yards out. This giving the Bulldogs a 62-0 lead. The Bulldog defense then came back on the field one last time to try and stop the Patriots and get their second straight shutout win. The Dog defense did just that as the Patriots turned it over on downs with under a minute to go. Centerville’s offense then took the field one last time to run the clock out, and move the Bulldogs to 6-0 on the year.
There are quite a bit of takeaways from this game for the Bulldogs. First the Bulldog defense continues to impress. The Bulldog starting defense has not allowed a touchdown since September 10th. The Bulldogs have only allowed 6 points in the last three weeks. That score coming off a Tri High Titans touchdown late in a blowout win. Centerville has now pitched back to back shutouts against TEC foes. Another takeaway is Senior Running Back Jamari Pamplin continues to shine as he is approaching the 1,000 rushing yards mark on the season. Pamplin now has 14 rushing touchdowns and 3 receiving touchdowns on the season. Pamplin will look to reach the 1,000 yard mark on Senior Night next Friday versus Union City. Sophomore QB Jake Tinkle is another bright spot for the Bulldogs. After stepping in at the start of the year due to an injury, he has stepped up his game. After some uncertainty on how he would control the Bulldogs offense, Tinkle has proven the doubters wrong. Jake’s QB Rating is still well above 100. Jake has now thrown 11 touchdowns without an interception. Jake throwing the football well is just a few more weeks away from getting Senior standout WR Keegan Schlotterbeck back from injury who has missed the entire year.
Centerville now moves to 6-0 on the year and 5-0 in the TEC. The Bulldogs are now just one TEC win away from clinching a share of the TEC title. The Bulldogs control their TEC destiny the rest of the year as they host Union City and Knightstown (maybe). Union County falls to 3-3 on the year. The Partiots will travel to Wes-Del next week.
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