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Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!


Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!



10 months ago by Pat McKee

Bull Dogs blast Bloomington North 49-0 in football

                COLUMBUS, Ind. – Junior Trenton Kelley and senior Jaylen Flemmons connected for three touchdowns and senior J.D. Harris grabbed two interceptions Friday night (Sept. 1) to lead the Columbus North football team to a 49-0 victory over Bloomington North.

                Kelley completed 10-of-16 passes for 190 yards, including first-half TDs that covered 69 yards, 32 yards and 26 yards to Flemmons, as the Bull Dogs improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Conference Indiana in the first of just three games at Max Andress Field.

                Junior Michael Johnson ran for 91 yards and a score, while senior Cortez Bandy contributed 50 yards and two touchdowns in a rainy and windy environment. Sophomore Landon Robbins also provided a 13-yard TD on his only carry.

                Harris’ two picks both set up TDs, one the 32-yarder from Kelley to Flemmons and the second the 26-yarder from Kelley to Flemmons. Senior Damon Hunter Jr. also had an interception, returning it 96 yards to the Cougars’ 2. Bandy ran in for a touchdown on the next play.

                For the game, Columbus North outgained the visitors 356-58.

                Junior Ben Freel was 7-of-17 for 77 yards and three interceptions for Bloomington North (1-2, 0-1). Sophomore Xavier Trueblood led the Cougars with 7 yards rushing on 11 carries. As a team, the CN defense limited BN to minus-19 yards rushing on 27 attempts while posting its second shutout in three games.

                Kelley and Flemmons opened the scoring on the game’s first play from scrimmage, teaming for a 69-yard touchdown. By quarter’s end, it was 14-0 when Bandy scored on a 10-yard burst to cap a 14-play, 92-yard drive.

                Harris’ two interceptions set up both second-quarter scores. He grabbed the first one at the Cougars’ 41 and returned it 9 yards. Harris picked the second at the BN 37 and returned it 11 yards. Kelley and Flemmons followed each with a score on the next play.

                A punt into the wind followed by a CN personal foul gave Bloomington North a first down on the Bull Dogs’ 15. But Hunter intercepted Freel at the CN 2 and an apparent touchdown return was thwarted when the officials ruled he dropped the ball out of bounds at the BN 2.

                The Bull Dogs scored twice in the fourth quarter. Johnson ran in from the 7 with 7:06 to go, and Robbins found the end zone with 1:27 remaining.

                Columbus North returns to action at 7 p.m. next Friday (Sept. 8) when it visits Franklin Central (2-1, 1-0). Bloomington North is back to the field at 7 p.m. next Friday at Bloomington South (1-2, 0-1). Both are Conference Indiana games.


At Columbus North

Bloomington North ………..   0   0   0   0 –   0

Columbus North …………… 14 14   7 14 – 49

                CN – Jaylen Flemmons 69 pass from Trenton Kelley (Spencer Rivera kick), 11:42 1Q

                CN – Cortez Bandy 10 run (Drew Wilson kick), 0:53 1Q

                CN – Jaylen Flemmons 32 pass from Trenton Kelley (Drew Wilson kick), 4:03 2Q

                CN – Jaylen Flemmons 26 pass from Trenton Kelley (Drew Wilson kick), 3:10 2Q

                CN – Cortez Bandy 2 run (Drew Wilson kick), 6:34 3Q

                CN – Michael Johnson 7 run (Drew Wilson kick), 7:06 4Q

                CN – Landon Robbins 13 run (Drew Wilson kick), 1:27 4Q

TEAM STATISTICS             CN          BN

First downs ....................... 17           5

Rushes-yards ............... 37-166   27-(-19)

Passing yards ................... 190        77

Comp-Att-Int ................ 10-16-0    7-18-3

Total yards ....................... 356         58

Fumbles-Lost ................... 4-0         3-0

Punts-average ............... 3-32.0    7-33.7

Penalties-yards .............. 5-71        4-20

Time of possession ........ 23:48      24:12


            RUSHING -- Columbus North: Michael Johnson 16-91, Cortez Bandy 11-50, Daveed Jolley 6-29, Landon Robbins 1-13, Hunter Huser 1-(-2), Trenton Kelley 1-(-4), team 1-(-11). Bloomington North: Xavier Trueblood 11-7, Ben Heitink 4-(-1), Zynell Nixon 3-(-7), Ben Freel 9-(-18).

            PASSING -- Columbus North: Trenton Kelley, 10-16-0, 190 yards. Bloomington North: Ben Freel, 7-17-3, 77 yards; Charlie Bless, 0-1-0, 0 yards.

            RECEIVING -- Columbus North: Jaylen Flemmons 4-137, Tristan Bailey 3-31, Cortez Bandy 1-16, J.D. Harris 1-5, D’Andre Scruggs 1-1. Bloomington North: Bowen Murphy 2-28, Nathan Jenkins 2-23, Eizlee Nixon 1-19, Cade Laughman 1-5, Xavier Trueblood 1-2.

            MISSED FIELD GOALS -- Columbus North: None. Bloomington North: None.


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