On Sept. 7 the varsity football team drove three hours to play Frankford’s Panthers. When the Bulldogs showed up, they started slowly after showing up with only 30 minutes prior to game time, leaving little time to stretch and get geared up to play. By the end of the first quarter, the Bulldogs were down 13-0.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs were starting to play football. They started to move the ball on offense and play better defense. They still could not manage to score, but they stepped up their defense. At the end of the half, the score was 19-0.
The Dogs really were sick of losing!
The goal for the second half was “stopping the Panthers on defense, then starting to move the ball downfield,” David Burkhart said.
They came out in the second half and right away scored a touchdown which changed the momentum of the game. Then they made a defensive stop to get the ball back and soon after, they gave up an interception which shifted the momentum right back to the way it was. The Panthers were still winning 19-7 at the end of the third quarter.
Luke Parker runs into a wall of Panthers during the 35-14 loss at Frankfort on Sept. 7. The final quarter the Dogs were still pushing hard. They never gave up. They ended up letting the Panthers score a couple more touchdowns on simple mistakes. The Bulldogs scored one more touchdown but did not have any more time to come back
The final score was 35-14.