Bolles running game turns lights out on Deltona

Player of the game: Bolles’ running tandem of Connor Cline (116 yards) and James Omlor (119) combined for all five of the Bulldogs’ TDs in a season-opening victory over Deltona.

Turning point: With a 21-14 lead, Deltona (1-1) had a 13-play drive stall out on a fourth-and-goal from the Bulldogs 20, as Bryson Kirksey batted down a Wolves pass into the end zone.

Fast facts: Around 8 p.m., the stadium lights at George H. Hodges Field went out for almost a full hour, and when they returned, they didn’t return at full strength. With 1:48 left in the third quarter, lightning and heavier rain moved in, forcing officials to call the game. ... Bolles’ offensive line dominated the smaller Deltona front, allowing the Bulldogs to roll up 85 rushing yards in the first quarter and another 149 on the ground in the rain-shortened third. The Bulldogs had 363 total yards, 301 on the ground. ... Kirksey had two long kickoff returns, including a 65-yard return to open the second half. ... Deltona scored its first touchdown on a kickoff return, a 95-yarder by RJ Akins. ... Bolles senior quarterback Josiah Johnson completed his first five passes, three to senior tight end Mason Yost (49 yards). ... Jayden McLoud added 74 yards on five carries.

Shannon Heaton For the Times-Union

 

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