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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Hardin-Central Bulldogs responded to their only loss of the season to top-ranked North Andrew by steamrolling their last four opponents. For the third time in the last four weeks, the Dawgs put up more than 80 points on the scoreboard. The latest victim Friday night – as Hardin-Central routed Chilhowee 82-6 at Lee Meador Field. The only time the Bulldogs did not post 80 points came when they held a 66-0 cushion over Union Star when the game was called at the half.
Friday night, the No. 4-ranked Dawgs improved to 7-1 as they bolted to a 32-0 lead after one period and took a 70-6 cushion into the intermission. While the Hardin-Central defense held the Indians to minus-8 rushing and 141 passing yards, the offense ran for 379 yards with six different ball carriers. Quarterback Sean Utley attempted just two passes with one completion to Chase Sims for 24 yards.
Utley also ran the ball a team-high 12 times to collect 159 rushing yards, with Rhyler Estenbaum adding 118 more yards on 10 attempts. Gage Marshall picked up another 60 yards on 9 attempts.