Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 39 state championships have been won and home of 22 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

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Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 39 state championships have been won and home of 22 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 39 state championships have been won and home of 22 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

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1 month ago by Jason Perry

Dogs clinch outright conference title with victory over Terre Haute South

 

     October 16, 2021 - Head coach Tim Bless communicates the same message each season to his squad.  “The Bull Dogs always play well on Senior Night.  We use our play as a tribute to our seniors who have given four great years to our program.”  That tradition was clearly on display against the Braves of Terre Haute South on Friday night (Oct 15).  The Bull Dogs came into the game with a share of the Conference Indiana title, and could clinch the title outright for the second straight season with a victory over the Braves.  Columbus North (6-3, 5-0) began their domination from the first snap and concluded with a 36-0 victory and the outright conference championship.  

     The Dogs took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to set up a 33-yard touchdown pass from Luke Hammons to Dyllan Redmon.  A botched kick-off return by Terre Haute South, followed by a very short punt, gave the Bull Dogs great field position to set up their next score, a two-yard Redmon run.  Another short field on their next possession was disrupted by some miscommunication on third down between center and quarterback, resulting in a big loss and an eventual turnover on downs.  The domination continued in the second quarter as CN scored three times, a Hammons run from nine yards out, a 16-yard pass from Hammons to Damon Edwards, and another one-yard run by Hammons to put the Dogs up 36-0 at halftime.

     A running clock used throughout the second half prevented either team from having many possessions, and neither team scored in the second half.

     The running clock and excellent field position throughout the contest kept the game statistics from truly representing the Bull Dog dominance, but the Dogs out gained the Braves 223-81.  The Dogs had 113 yards rushing on 30 carries (led by Redmon’s 97 yards on 14 carries), and 110 yards on 8-of-10 passing by Hammons.  Redmon was also North’s leading receiver with 2 catches for 66 yards.  Jaxson Scruggs had an interception for the Dogs and Bryant Trinkle recovered a fumble in the first half.

     All Class 6A schools have a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but the Bull Dogs will actually have an extra week off due to drawing the bye into the Sectional Championship on November 5 against either top-ranked (and ninth-ranked nationally) Center Grove, or Franklin Central.  The two will square off on October 29 in the Sectional Semifinals.

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