‘Dogs start playoffs with 34-8 win

By JONATHAN LINCOLN

The Taylor County High School Bulldogs football team continued its quest for a state championship Friday night with a convincing 34-8 first-round playoff victory over the visiting Newberry Panthers.

Knowing they must win in order to survive and keep their dreams of a second-ever football state championship alive, the Bulldogs played like their backs were against the wall, despite having defeated the Panthers, 46-15 during the regular season.

PHOTO: Quarterback Joshua Mixon escapes pressure and scrambles for a big gain during Friday night’s 34-8 first-round playoff victory over Newberry. Mixon completed 13 of 20 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns, while scrambling four times for 73 yards to lead the Bulldogs in rushing as well.

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