Bulldog doesn't lose his grip: Kyle Vance hangs on by a few threads but doesn't let go as he drops an Eagle for a loss.
Bulldogs Show Gritty Toughness in Overtime Win, CORRIGAN, September 15, 2012 - A W is a W. Wins don't come easy in football. So when you get a win, it may not always be pretty, but you're just glad to get it. On the evening of September 14, 2012, the Woodville Eagles paid visit to the Corrigan Bulldogs in Bulldog Stadium, and while the game was more defensive than offensive, it got very exciting in the fourth quarter. While the game was unnecessarily close (going into overtime), the Bulldogs showed they were the better team this night. The Dogs scored first when Keegan Mitchell took it to the house from 15 yards out to give the Dogs a 6 to 0 lead (the Dogs failed to convert on the PAT). The next two TDs came on quarterback keepers from Bulldog Quarterback, Haden Armstrong. Of the three Bulldog touchdowns, the Dogs managed to convert one 2 point conversion for a late 4th quarter lead of 20 to 6. Up to that point, the game was mostly a defensive struggle. So with just over 4 minutes left in the game, and the Dogs with a 20 to 6 lead, it seemed like a done deal and the Bulldogs would run out the clock. Not so fast. With just over 4 minutes left in the game, Woodville handed the ball off to their running back who took the ball 60 yards for a TD. On the following kick off, the Dogs failed to put together any kind of drive and punted. Again, the Eagles scored, this time on a 50 yard pass for a touchdown. The Eagles managed to score one 2 point conversion and the game was now tied at 20 apiece. In overtime, Woodville failed to score. When the Bulldogs got the ball, they couldn't seem to punch it in and on 4th down, they did what they had to do. A 15 yard TD pass from Armstrong to Keegan Mitchell who ran it in from about 5 yards out with Eagles trying to tackle him. Mitchell fell into the endzone just over the goal line for a thrilling OT win.
I always enjoy covering the Corrigan Camden Bulldogs. They always have that gritty Bulldog attitude, they have great fans, and they have lots of spirit. The 2012 version of the Bulldogs are led by quarterback Haden Armstrong who looks basically like a linebacker playing quarterback and he exhibits the same toughness as the rest of the team. He could probably easily be an offensive lineman. That's how the Bulldogs are. They don't care who their opponent is, or how good their opponent is. The Dogs just come out and do what they do. Pin their ears back and come at you with everything they have. They bark like dogs, they stick together, and you can just feel the team unity and love from the head coach right down to the ball boy, right on to the fans. What a cool thing! Go Dogs!
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Cody Rogers tackles an Eagle ball carrier in the Eagle backfield.
One Two Punch: Running back Keegan Mitchell follows the blocking of running back, Carlos Inguanzo.
The running of Inguazano (with the ball) and Mitchell proved to be too much for the Eagles to handle in the end.
Keegan Mitchell carries the ball.
Speaking of running backs....Raheim Jones ripped off some serious chunks of real estate for the Dogs.
Addison Kirkland was also used as an offensive weapon.
Quarterback Haden Armstrong rolls out looking for an open receiver.
Running Back Keegan Mitchell inflicted heavy damage on the Eagles.
Bulldog defenders swarm an Eagle ball carrier.
Mitchell rips off some yardage with the convenience of a convoy to escort him along.
Runnning Back Carlos Inguazno inflicts pain on any would be tacklers.
Keegan Mitchell gets checked out after getting his bell rung. Mitchell quickly got back in the game.
Haden Armstrong guides his team.
Armstrong finds himself looking up from the ground, but from the endzone after scoring on a quarterback sneak.
The Bulldog defensive line did a good job of keeping pressure on the Eagle QB.
A pass was just out of reach for receiver Kade Moore.
The Bulldog defense slipped up in the closing minutes allowing two long TDs. This one was a 60 TD run from scrimmage for the Eagles.
Keegan Mitchell (right) sealed the game to end OT when he hauled in a short pass from quarterback Haden Armstrong and bulldogged his way into the endzone to finally seal the deal.
Rain didn't stop the fans, and the Dogs didn't disappoint.
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