Bulldogs end season on a positive note

Butler 30, Josey 22

PLAY OF THE GAME: With the clock running out in the first half, Butler freshman Sanquez Doby fielded a punt, cut to his left and raced down the Eagles' sideline for a 58-yard punt return to give the Bulldogs a 22-14 lead at the half.

STAR OF THE GAME: Butler running back Jeffrey Menefee cracked the 1,000-yard mark on his eighth carry of the game. Menefee finished with 87 yards on 13 rushes and had a pair of two-point conversions.

WHY BUTLER WON: It mixed an effective ground game with several big plays.

WHY JOSEY LOST: The Eagles (4-6) couldn't establish much of a running game, yet still had a chance to tie the game late before Markquis Burton 's desperation heave into the end zone was batted down.

QUOTABLE: "We had a good week of practice and we kept telling the team that we had a lot to still play for. We weren't really focused early on, but we got it done. We're 7-3 and had the best record in Augusta. We're very excited about where we're headed." -- Butler coach Ashley Harden

NEXT: Season complete for both teams.

BUTLER 30, JOSEY 22

Josey 0 14 8 0 - 22
Butler 8 14 8 0 - 30

First quarter
B-Sheem Coleman 26 run (Jeffrey Menefee run), 5:03

Second quarter
J-Markquis Burton 1 run (pass failed), 10:00
J-Burton 1 run (Anthony Wise run), 9:04
B-Christian Garnett 2 run (run failed), 1:32
B-Sanquez Doby 58 punt return (Lonzo Harris pass from Clayton Johnson), 0:00

Third quarter
J-Johnny Franklin 19 pass from Burton (Burton run), 5:30
B-Coleman 28 pass from Clayton Johnson (Menefee run), :5.2

JB
First Downs1419
Rushes-Yards21-8036-219
Passing Yards128107
Comp.-Att.-Int.7-11-05-11-2
Fumbles-Lost1-11-1
Punts-Yards2-270-0
Penalties-Yards4-307-44

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Josey: Markquis Burton 12-42, Anthony Wise 8-33. Butler: Jeffrey Menefee 13-87, Sheem Coleman 6-67, Tayari Thompson 8-33, Christian Garnett 7-22.

PASSING-Josey: Markquis Burton 7-9 134, Juwan Tolber 1-1 (-6), Anthony Wise 0-1 0. Butler: Clayton Johnson 5-11 107.

RECEIVING-Josey: Johnny Franklin 4-79, Anthony Wise 1-28, Juwan Tolbert 1-11. Butler: Christian Garnett 3-61, Sheem Coleman 1-28, Mel Jones 1-18.

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