FROM STAFF REPORTS
JEFFERSON — Eligia Carter rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns — three coming in the third quarter — and the Gladewater Bears rolled to a 51-13 win over the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday night at W.F. Lockett Bulldog Stadium.
Carter carried 18 times and led a punishing ground attack that piled up 359 yards. Devin Walker carried 12 times for 8 yards and two scores.
Malik Brasher had 13 carries for 88 yards in the loss for Jefferson.
The Bears (6-2, 4-0) got on the board first when Tristan Holmes hit Khavia Reese on a 47-yard scoring toss with 7:37 to play in the opening quarter. Gladewater took a 10-0 lead on a 30-yard field goal by Justice Hassek early in the second, and Carter made it a 17-0 halftime cushion with a 4-yard TD run.
After Jefferson recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half and cashed in with an 18-yard TD run by quarterback Josh Thomas to make it 17-7, Carter went to work for the Bears.
Carter scored on runs of 18, 29 and 2 yards in the third period, and the Bears enjoyed a 37-7 lead heading into the final stanza.
Walker scored on runs of 11 and 6 yards to put things out of reach, but Jefferson did get on the board again when Carlos Jackson returned the kickoff following Walker’s 4-yard run 90 yards for a TD to make the final 51-13.
Jefferson visits Tatum and Gladewater hosts White Oak on Friday.