For the second season in a row, Rosepine is taking home the Big Dog Jug with a win over Pickering.
The Eagles ran for 343 yards as it defeated the Red Devils 41-0 Friday night at McKee-McCain Stadium.
"I thought early on we threw the ball pretty decent and put them in some situations where we had some mismatches," Rosepine head coach Brad Ducote said. "We found a way to fumble it or throw an interception. We didn't play as well as I thought we would. I got out of some of the stuff that I normally do and pressed at times. I don't think the kids responded to what I was trying to do. It's hard to explain. It was different than any other game I've coached this season."
Rosepine quarterback Seth Ducote ran for 165 yards on 17 carries while throwing for 82 yards on 4-for-10 passing.
"Rosepine is pretty good," Pickering head coach Eddie Thomas said. "Ducote is really good. We have a lot of work to do and a short time to do it. Hopefully, we can get better. We have to keep working.
"We tried to (shut down the inside and outside). We came up with a plan that when they had two backs, we were going to have two strong safeties and our ends were going to be in nines. We went through recognition periods and concentrated on that, but somewhere, we got lost. When they came out with two backs, we ended up with one safety, and our nine techniques end up being seven techniques."
The Pickering offense was stifled by the Eagle defense, gaining just 120 total yards with 81 coming on the ground.
"The defense plays really well," Ducote said. "They contained Pickering offense pretty well and didn't let them outside. We forced it inside, and the linebackers played well. They just played steady like they always do."
Ducote got the Eagles on the board with a 19-yard run in the first quarter and added another rushing score with 10:18 left in the first half to make it 14-0.
"They were mixing it up on us on defense," Ducote said. "We were able to run it between the tackles for success and other times, they would shut it down. The only consistent running we had was off the edge, and Seth took advantage of that."
Ducote finished off the first half with an 18-yard pass to Chance Sissom for a 21-0 halftime score.
Ducote ran in an 18-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and Josh Cummings ran in a 21-yard touchdown in the fourth to make it 35-0.
Rosepine running back Braden Nolen punched in an 11-yard touchdown for the game's final score with 2:23 to play.
Eagles running back Seth Shirley had 69 yards on 15 carries, and Nolen had 73 yards on 13 carries.
Pickering ran for 81 yards on 33 carries, as a team.