1AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – WALLACE-ROSE HILL TAKES CONTROL EARLY TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT TITLE
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs are no stranger to the 1AA State Championship game as the team came into the 2016 1AA State Championship against West Montgomery as the two-time defending champion. The Bulldogs nabbed the early lead on a 15- yard TD by Javonte Williams and ran to a 30-7 victory over the Warriors claiming their third straight title.
Williams crossed the plane again in the first quarter with 1:33 to go in the quarter scoring from 40 yards out and giving the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead. He was named the game’s M.V.P. with 69 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs weren’t done in the first half as Quavion Basyden gave them a 21-0 lead breaking a 72-yard run with seven minutes to play in the half, dragging a Warrior defender the last 13 yards.
West Montgomery did strike back to begin the third quarter as senior quarterback Jackson Dozier carried from 13 yards out to put the Warriors on the board and trim the Bulldog lead to 21-7 with 8:28 to go in frame. Dozier was named the Warriors Most Outstanding Performer offensively as he threw for 106 yards, and gained 46 yards on the ground before sack yardage reduced his total.
The Bulldogs stretched the lead back out to 21 with 2:08 to go in the third as quarterback Aliza Carter found Jalyn Pollock in the right corner of the endzone from 24 yards away. Wallace-Rose Hill tacked on another two points after downing a punt at the Warrior 1-yardline, sacking Dozier on the next play to make it 30-7 with 9:43 to play.
West Montgomery completed their season 15-1, undefeated in the regular season and champions of the Yadkin Valley 1A Conference. The Warriors are still searching for their first state title in now four appearances in the NCHSAA Finals.
Wallace-Rose Hill finished the season 15-1 winning the school’s sixth football State Championship all-time in nine appearances in the State Finals.