They do have some bark and some bite.
The Bulldogs also have some uncollared tenacity as displayed in their 26-0 shutout against the La-Grange Broncos in a 9 & 10-year-old Youth League football game on Tuesday night.
On this pigskin evening at Callaway Stadium, the Bulldogs won in some unconventional ways, but that is all a part of this team’s football personality. The Bulldogs embrace all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams.
“We have teamwork and a good defense. We get to the ball,” said Chance Scott, the Bulldogs Recreation League standout.
Scott is a wide receiver and running back on offense, and he is a playmaker on defense at safety. Scott scored the first touchdown of the evening on a 22yard run at the 3:49 mark of the first quarter.
One period later, Scott would score again, but this time on defense with a 52yard interception return for a touchdown. The Bulldogs were at their barking best with a 20-0 lead with 2:28 left in the first half.
The Bulldogs also scored in the first half on a Denorayon Reid 30-yard punt return. Coach Carlos Poythress’ team was just doing what they have been taught. And that is making plays to the best of their football ability.
In the third quarter the Bulldogs would get a second helping of Gravy Train as Reid hit Antonio Parks in stride on a 41-yard touchdown pass. That came with 1:34 left in the third period.
The Bulldogs were now ahead, 26-0. The Bulldogs were totally off the chain, and that included Parks. He is wired for big plays.
“We had more skills. We played hard, and we had some good yards,” said Parks.
As a matter of football facts, the Bulldogs had 99 yards of offense and four first downs. Scott was the Bulldogs leading rusher with 22 yards. Denorayon Reid also completed two of five passes for 47 yards.
The Broncos were one football plateau short of the Bulldogs, though they did try with all of their might with Kingston Rivers, Tyreon Smith, Malachi Maddox and running back Jalen Brown. The Broncos were taking three steps forward and two steps back.
They had 28 yards of offense with one first down. The Broncos leading rusher was Aryan Cameron with 17 yards. And he got all of that on one carry in the third quarter. The Broncos are 1-4 on the season.
Coach James Harrison’s team has had better games. The Broncos had a re-occuring issue with fumbles in the loss to the Bulldogs. Harrison promises to fix that problem.
“We had a bad day. We weren’t focused, and our quarterback was pulling away from center too fast,” said Harrison. “We are still learning how to play team ball.”
The Broncos and Harrison still expect to win in the upcoming Recreation League playoffs.