After two weeks of scrimmages, it was time for Bleckley to begin football season. Friday night, the Royals opened at Dodge County. The Indians won in Cochran 35-10 last year.
Already down 7-0, BCHS had turnovers on five consecutive possessions. A fumbled kickoff, an interception, a muffed punt, an interception returned for six points, and another fumbled kickoff. Two of the three fumbles were inside the Royal 20. Dodge would score 28 points off turnovers to take a 35-0 lead into the half.
BC's only offense came in the third when Justin Rozier recovered a fumble after a recpion and carried it six yards for a score. Dodge went on to win 42-7. The Royal offense had just 136 total yards, including 77 on the ground. Freshman Nykeem Farrow had eight carries for 32 yards. LaDarrick Vickers carried the ball nine times for 26 yards.
Bleckley's home opener is August 21 against Hawkinsville. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.