Bulldogs Drop Home Opener to Trinity, CORRIGAN, September 13, 2015 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs met a better, solider, tougher, feistier, Trinity team than last year. The Dogs hosted the Tigers in Corrigan on Friday night (September 11, 2015). The Dogs started off sluggish and allowed the Tigers two fast touchdowns to find themselves in a 14 - 0 hole in the first quarter. The Dogs regained their footing when the Tigers were driving again and stand out linebacker, LaDarius Hamilton picked off a Tiger pass to stop the hemorrhaging.
First Quarter 9:19: Tigers 9 yd td run w pat Tigers 7, Dogs 0
2:17: Tigers 50 yd TD run w pat Tigers 14, Dogs 0
Second Quarter 10:29 LaKendrick Moore 2 yd td run on QB keeper, Malyk Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv, Tigers 14, Dogs 8
3:43: Moore 1 yd td run on QB keeper, Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv, Dogs 16, Tigers 14
1:15: Johnson 79 yd td run, Fre'Darion Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv, Dogs 24, Tigers 14
0:57: Tigers 57 yd td pass w pat, Dogs 24, Tigers 21
Third Quarter 9:29: Johnson 8 yd td run, Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv, Dogs 32, Tigers 21
9:13: Tigers 52 yd td run w 2 pnt cnv Dogs 32, Tigers 29
Fourth Quarter 3:40: Tigers 8 yd td pass w pat, Tigers 35, Dogs 32
2:13: Tigers 70 yd td pass w pat
Final Score: Tigers 43, Dogs 32
The Dogs actually played a great game. There's just some fundamental things I'm going to point out that I believe costed the Dogs the game. First, they staggered out of the gate allowing Trinity to quickly go up 14 to 0. This appeared to be brought on by, from what I could see, NOT WRAPPING UP ball carriers. This seemed uncharactaristic for a Bulldog defense. The Tigers were driving for a third TD and threatening to go up by three touchdowns when Hamilton picked off a Tiger pass. The Dogs got a grip on the game, and took the lead, only to quickly give up another Tiger touchdown thus turning a decent lead into a slight lead. This pattern continued and allowed the Tigers to keep the game close. When it got to the last few minutes of the game, the Tigers were able to pull away. All credit to the Trinity Tigers. They're vastly improved since last year and had a balanced offensive attack of passing and running. They have a very good running back. As always, Malyk Johnson had some huge plays, but credit due to the Tigers, they have a decent defense also and often contained the potent Bulldog running game.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
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The Tigers have their own stud running back that often made life miserable for the Dogs.
The Bulldog defense did often get to the Tiger QB.
The Tigers scored two TDs and were threating to score a third straight TD when LaDarius Hamilton picked off a Tiger pass in the first quarter to stop the bleeding.
Quarterback LaKendrick Moore drives the Bulldog offense.
Moore evades a would be tackler.
Johnson carries the rock for the Dogs.
Fra'Darion Johnson (4) and Trey Lawson (54) bring down the Tiger running back.
While the Tigers had a good defense, it's only a matter of time before Johnson breaks a long touchdown.
Johnson had a big night.
Johnson dives for a Bulldog TD.
Bulldog defenders register another Tiger QB sack.
Marcus Hood picks up yardage for the Bulldogs.
Tyreke Foreman makes a tackle for the Dogs.
Johnson drags a Tiger defender.
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