Bulldogs gnaw Eagles, spit out feathers
Published 12:00 am Monday, October 3, 2005
SWEET WATER – Sorry A.L. Johnson fans, but your team has yet another loss on the record as the Eagles lost to the Sweet Water Bulldogs Friday night 43-0.
At the beginning of the first quarter, the Bulldogs’ Dominic Holt, no. 27, scored the first touchdown and the extra point was good, making the score 7-0.
With less than five minutes remaining in the quarter, Anthon Landrum, no. 2, ran the ball for Sweet Water’s second touchdown of the game.
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Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the attempt for the extra point was unsuccessful and the score was 13-0.
The Eagles had an opening when Alfonso Steel had the opportunity to catch a touchdown pass, but couldn’t haul the pass in and it fell incomplete.
Things got worse for the Eagles as Brandon Fritts was injured on the field. Fritts got up, but his team stayed down as they allowed the Bulldogs’ Deon Williams, no. 3, into the end zone with 7:42 left in the second quarter to make the score 19-0.
The two-point conversion attempt was no good, but Landrum added a 35-yard touchdown run moments later to make the score 26-0 after a successful kick for extra point.
A bad snap for the Eagles lead to a fumble with 1:41 left in the quarter. Eagles quarterback Michael McGhee was able to chase the ball down and even get a pass off, although it landed where Sweet Water’s band was preparing to go on the field for half-time.
Bulldog no. 20, Patrick Gamble, came back after the half to score a touchdown with five minutes left in the third quarter to make the score 32-0. Jeremy Tucker, no. 87, added one more point with a successful P.A.T.
Sweet Water’s Drew Luker scored another touchdown to make the score 39-0 with 2:12 left in the quarter and, yet again, the extra point was good.
The Eagles started the final quarter off with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and an offsides making it easier for the Bulldogs to creep their way close enough to the end zone to kick a field goal with 3:22 left in the game. Leaving the scoreboard to read Home – 43, Away – 0.
“I don’t know how we did. We made a lot of mistakes, but we played hard like we do every week,” Sweet Water coach, Stacy Luker, said. “We’re five and one and we still got a lot of improving to do.”