With the return of head coach Chris Medlin and assistant Jon Putnam on the sidelines, Forestview picked up right where they left off last week – winning big and setting scoring records. This time, the record hits 66 in their 66-7 win against Bessemer City.
The score was tied 7-7 early in the first quarter, but Forestview took control from there and led 38-7 at half-time. The Jaguar defense got the scoring started when C.J. Bumgardner recovered a Bessemer City fumbled and returned it ten yards for a touchdown. The Yellow Jackets answered with a score of their own as Cedric Mackey scored their only touchdown on the ensuing drive.
Then it was the Logan Bradley show. The quarterback threw six touchdown passes and amassed 287 yards through the air. Three of his touchdown passes were to Mykelti Armstrong from yards of 35, 8 and 29. Isaiah Sanders caught one from three yards out, Moe Neal from 30 yards out and C.J. Bumgardner from five yards. That breaks Bradley’s previous record of five touchdown passes.
Armstrong also had a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown. Josh Dawkins closed out the night with a 16-yard touchdown run. Kicker Colton Rouse was 9-for-9 on his extra points and also nailed a 22-yard field-goal late in the second quarter.
“I was proud of them. I thought they played great.” Forestview head coach Chris Medlin said “We got to keep getting better. There are still some things we can go back and correct.”
This was the first of three consecutive teams that Forestview faces this year that runs the Triple-Option/Double-Wing offense. The Jaguars will be facing that offense when they travel to North Gaston next week and then return home against South Point.
“That should help us playing that (triple-option) 2-3 weeks in a row.” Medlin commented.
“The kids played hard.” Bessemer City head coach Larry Boone said “We did about all we could do.”
Boone is happy to start conference play next week as his Yellow Jackets open with the Community School of Davidson.
“We start conference next week and start playing schools our size. These kids have prepared and played bigger schools.”
No doubt about that. The Yellow Jackets played 3A teams Forestview, North Gaston and North Lincoln and 2A program Hunter Huss. They also faced conference foes, Cherryville and Highland Tech, in nonconference matchups.