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10-0: Bulldogs cap perfect regular season with 37-20 win

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sikeston players celebrate after defeating Farmington 37-20 to finish the regular season a perfect 10-0. The Bulldogs will now host a regional playoff game on Wednesday night.
(David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON -- He took the snap out of the shotgun. As the ball hit his hands, Sikeston quarterback Juqualin Wiggins had trouble making a clean grab out of the rainy air which caused a slight bobble.

After regaining his composure and the ball, Wiggins made a split second decision and bounced out of the pocket right up the middle of the field. Wiggins ended his run 25 yards down the field for a touchdown.

"I just had to make something out of nothing," Wiggins said. "The ball was wet and I bobbled it. I just seen a hole and took off."

That was just one of the many plays the Bulldogs quarterback made on Thursday night as he helped Sikeston to a 37-20 win over Farmington which completed their first 10-0 season since 1976 and claimed their first SEMO Conference title since 1998.

"It's good to be 10-0," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "For the kids, nobody can ever take that away from them It's just a great deal for the kids and the community. I'm proud to be apart of it and blessed to be apart of it. It means quite a bit."

Wiggins had a hand in all five of the Bulldog touchdowns on the night whether they were on the ground or in the air.

He rushed for three scores, including a 61-yard draw play that went for six points to break the scoreless tie at the beginning of the game, and threw for two more touchdowns as well. Wiggins finished with 136 of the teams' total 283 rushing yards and 89 passing yards.

"I was just trying to make plays for my team and try to get the 'W,'" Wiggins said. "I just had to go out there and do what I had to do."

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