Goochland is historically known for its ground game and they’ve used it well this year while running their way to four-straight victories. But if a team tries to take that away, there’s another way the Bulldogs can win: let C.J. Towles’ arm do the work.
Towles threw four touchdowns Saturday as the Bulldogs beat Central Lunenburg 28-12, moving to 5-0 on the season while likely maintaining playoff position as the top squad in Region 3B.
Towles went 8-for-13 for 133 yards and four of those eight completions went for scores to four different pass catchers. He hit Kam Holman for the first one on a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then connected with Connor Popielarz on a 13-yard pass later in the frame. That 14-0 lead held until Central scored in the second quarter to cut it to 14-6 before the break. Then Towles found Kayshawn Smith for a touchdown on a 40-yard pass in the third quarter before tacking on a 5-yard toss to Jason Woodson to build an insurmountable 28-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Central managed to score once more.
Popielarz finished with 79 yards on eight touches on the ground (113 total receiving and rushing) including a 33-yard sprint. Holman had 92 yards combined receiving and rushing.
Defensively, the Bulldogs held Central to just 181 yards of total offense with Will Stratton getting in on 14 tackles (five solo) including one for a loss. Omarion Quarles was in on seven stops and one stuff for a loss.
The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season Friday against James Wood at home.