HAMPTON — Dutchtown kicked off their regular season with two victories Monday evening with both of their victories being shutouts.
The Lady Bulldogs recorded a 36-0 victory against Ola High with Jade Anderson throwing for 150 yards and Nedesha Ford scoring three touchdowns. Against Stockbridge, Dutchtown rolled to a 42-0 victory behind Anderson’s 118 rushing yards and a touchdown while her passing game netted another 105 yards and three touchdowns.
Head coach Lamar Harris says that everyone is excited about flag football.
“I think all the girls are starting to have an understanding of what we want to accomplish,” Harris said. “We want to establish a strong tradition and be efficient offensively and sound defensively. We are off to a great start but we still have a long way to go to be a good flag football team. This is new and the girls are excited about football and want to show the guys they can play this game. At Dutchtown our student athletes are connected and extremely supportive. It is pleasing watching the girls lean on their male counterparts for tips.”
With help coming from the Dutchtown Bulldogs football team, the Lady Bulldogs also have good coaches in Harris and coach Ansley Hughes. With Hughes being a part of the program, Harris says that she’s been a blessing.
“The girls respond well to her and she has a great football mind. I discussed my football playing and coaching career and she shared her background as well,” Harris said. “She was a standout athlete in Henry County and played Flag Football at an elite level. I coached football and basketball for 12 years before committing solely to basketball. I jumped at this opportunity because football still remains near and dear to me. I enjoy introducing the game to our young ladies.”