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Sophomore quarterback Amir Hall tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Bowie State Bulldogs to a 56-7 blowout victory over Elizabeth City State on Nov. 5 in Bowie, Md.

The win advanced Bowie State’s overall record to 7-3, 6-1 against the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA), and crowned the Bulldogs as the CIAA north division’s regular season champs for the second straight year, automatically clinching their spot in the CIAA championship game.
The Bulldogs leaped out to a quick 21-0 lead after three touchdowns scored in the first quarter, including a field goal blocked and returned 82 yards for a touchdown. Elizabeth City State scored its lone touchdown of the game in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by Daquan Neal. After that, it was all Bowie State, who scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to make it 35-7 at halftime.

Hall scored all three of his touchdown passes in the second half, pushing the Bulldogs lead to 56-7. He finished with 296 passing yards on 18 of 27 passes completed.

Bowie State sophomore running back Robert Chesson also had an outstanding game, rushing for a game-high and career-high 223 yards and two touchdowns. Altogether, the Bulldogs recorded 657 total yards on offense.

Next: Bowie State will take on Winston-Salem in the CIAA Championship for the second straight year on Nov. 12 in Salem, Va.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor