The Chamblee Bulldogs would enter their region game against the Lithonia Bulldogs averaging over 200 yards rushing on the season, yet it was their passing game that would do the damage in a 34-0 win over the Bulldogs from Lithonia (1-7; 1-3).
Chamblee quarterback Jordan Branch tossed four touchdown passes hooking up with Desmond Norid on three of those and Quincy Watford on another one.
“Branch is an excellent player, he comes out every week and works, he’s a smart player and I love having a smart quarterback. He’s finally learning the system, it took him a minute to get it but now he’s able to check when I need him to check to get us in the right play and that’s how we play football”, Chamblee head coach Allen Johnson said on the play of his quarterback.
Chamblee’s leading rusher, Dezmin Reed added a late first half 10-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs only touchdown via the run.
In addition Reed made several plays for the Chamblee defense that shutout their second opponent of the season. After a Jordan Branch interception was returned 65 yards by Franco Tucker of Lithonia to the Chamblee 5 yard-line, the defense shut down Lithonia’s best shot at scoring forcing a turnover on downs.
“[The defense] swarms to the ball and the type of defense we play we give them the opportunity to run around, fly around and get to the quarterback and that is what they did tonight”, Johnson stated.
Chamblee (9-0; 4-0) will now gear up for their showdown with rival Marist (7-1; 4-0). Marist leads the all-time series 5-21 and have not lost to Chamblee since 1982 winning the past 17 meetings between the two schools.
“Yes Sir were ready, been waiting on them since 2008 (the last competitive game between the two schools with Marist winning 14-13 for the War Eagles). I’m a Chamblee alum and we haven’t beaten them since ’82 so I have a big chip on my shoulder “, Johnson responded when asked if his team would be ready for Marist.
Chamblee- Jordan Branch to Desmond Noird 13-yard TD pass 6-0 (PAT failed) 3:37 1st
Chamblee- Jordan Branch to Desmond Noird 15-yard TD pass 14-0 (Reed 2pt conversion) 8:59 2nd
Chamblee- Dezmin Reed 10-yard TD run (Reed 2pt conversion) 22-0 1:27 2nd
Chamblee- Jordan Branch to Desmond Noird 36-yard TD pass (PAT failed) 28-0 9:35 3rd
Chamblee- Jordan Branch to Quincy Watford 50-yard TD pass (PAT failed) 34-0 8:39 3rd