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Byrd's near perfect game foils Captain Shreve
September 29, 2017, 12:52 pm

 By Jimmy Watson

The Byrd football team didn’t take to well to losing to Captain Shreve last season, so the Jackets turned the tables Thursday night, dominating the hated Gators from start to finish in a near perfect effort of football.

Coach Mike Suggs' club, rebounding from a pair of losses the past two weekends with the 34-17 victory, found a lot to like in quarterback Carson Dunn, who wasn’t called on to throw much, but the youngster controlled the line of scrimmage with his ball handling skills and timely runs.

The Jackets (3-2, 1-1 District 1-5A) didn’t turn the ball over and didn’t have any key penalties, while controlling the football for most of the contest. When the now reeling Gators (3-2) did have the ball, the Byrd defense found a way to keep quarterback Lucas Grubb and company largely under control until the final quarter when the Gators scored a couple of meaningless touchdowns against the Byrd second line.

“We didn’t play the best game in the world, but we were solid and we didn’t turn it over,” Suggs said. “It was important for us to get off to a great start in this game, and we did. Our defense got stops and our offense moved the ball. We kept the ball and got touchdowns.”


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