Bay Springs' Jaylen Gammage catches a pass from Anthony Newell. 

“Back to 0-0.”

Those words rang out from Bay Springs head coach Dan Brady in the postgame circle after a dominating 50-0 victory over Lumberton that featured a running clock before the first half ended while clinching the Region 4-1A District Championship.

Bay Springs dominated the regular season finale from start to finish, scoring two defensive touchdowns on the night, and a special teams score, all to go along with an impressive offensive performance.

“I think we played well. We had several kids who were banged up. Our fullback didn’t get to play tonight because he was banged up, but that is the thing, we have a lot of depth. We have kids that haven’t been stars early in the season but are making a bunch of plays now,” said Brady.

Anthony Newell and Jaylen Gammage opened up the Bulldogs' scoring spree early, as Newell found a wide-open Gammage for a 31-yard touchdown to give Bay Springs an 8-0 lead after the successful two-point conversion attempt in the first quarter. Ty Jones found his way to the endzone on a seven-yard rush later in the quarter, then opened the second quarter with a 35-yard scamper for a score.

Dalyn Pierce made an acrobatic catch on the defensive side of the ball to nab himself a pick-six, while Kevin Keyes found the endzone from nine yards out later in the second quarter to force a running clock with 8:13 remaining as Bay Springs took a 36-0 lead.

“Demarion Campbell had a great play tonight. Dayln Pierce has been doing things all year, and he is just a sophomore. He tipped the ball to himself and turns that into a touchdown. He is super talented. Demarion Jones, this is his first year to get a lot of playing time. We talk about him in staff meetings that we wish we had him one more year because he is coming into his own. Our other kids just do what they always do, which is performing well. We are solid at different spots, said Brady when discussing different members of the Bay Springs team.

Demarion Jones who Brady mentioned had a scoop-and-score with just under four minutes to play in the first half, extending bay Springs’ lead to 42-0.

Bay Springs did not let up in the second half as Jamarcus Smith returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown, and the two-point conversion made it 50-0.

“The kids were excited and knew what was at stake. Winning this Region Championship, this is the sixth one in school history and these kids have been a part of two of them, so I’m excited about that,” stated Brady.

With the regular season over, many coaches refer to the playoffs as the third season [non-district play, district play, then the playoffs], and Brady knows that everything resets to become a sudden-death game.

“It is all about ‘survive and advance.’ You will have a game in the playoffs where you get out alive and you may not play your best, but you find a way to win. That’s what we do best is to find a way to win and extend things to another week,” explained Brady. “Being able to be at home in front of our fans is such an awesome opportunity to host another game, play here, and get after it. Hopefully, we continue to win.”

Bay Springs will play host to Sebastopol next Friday evening.

Lumberton will travel to West Lowndes.