Jr. Cornerback, Jaylon Williams breaks up a Lion pass. Williams had a big night for the Dogs including a clutch interception at the end of the game to preserve a Bulldog victory.
Bulldogs Pull Out a Victory in a Nail Biter, CORRIGAN, September 21, 2015 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs treated their fans to a cardiac game on Friday night (Sept. 18) and managed to pull off a victory to make their homecoming night a special night. Homecoming games are kinda funny, because it's supposed to be a special night. There's a little extra pressure on the home team to not dampen the night's festivities with a loss. The Dogs came though. Albeit in the form of late game cardioesque heroics. In the end, the fans went home satisfied, there was a new homecoming queen, and everybody in Bulldog Nation was happy.
First Quarter: (no score)
Second Quarter: 7:58 Lions long TD pass and missed pat, Lions 6, Dogs 0
4:35 Malyk Johnson 5 yd td run, missed pat, game tied at 6
0:26 Lion td pass w pat, Lions 13, Dogs 6
Third Quarter: 9:56 LaKendrick Moore 5 yd td run on qb keeper, missed pat, Lions 13, Dogs 12
2:56 lions return Dogs fumble 60 yds for td, w pat, Lions 20, Dogs 12
Fourth Quarter: 9:20 Johnson 29 yd td run, Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv., game tied at 20
7:19 Johnson 41 yd td run, Johnson runs in 2 pt cnv.
FINAL: DOGS 28, LIONS 20
This game was a memorable one. First of all, the Kountze Lions have improved very much since the drubbing that the Dogs put on them last year in the Lions' Den. They've got a quarterback that can run and pass. They've also got a senior player whose already reportedly signed with Baylor and was a thorn in the side of the Dogs. Like last week against Trinity, the Dogs started the game a little sluggish and found themselves having to dig out of a hole first quarter. But, they're Bulldogs, and they're good at digging. The Dogs' defense had their work cut out for them trying to corral the Lion QB who was tall and could scramble. The Lions did, at times, pass effectively against the Dogs. When the Dogs tied the game at 6, and managed to get the ball again, they made things hard on themselves when they fumbled and a Lion scooped it up and rumbled 60 something yards for a Lion TD to put the Dogs in a hole again. But, these Bulldogs are gonna fight to the end. In spite of the Lions' athletic QB, the Dogs were able to sack him a few times. About midway through the fourth quarter, and with the game tied at 20, Senior Running Back, Malyk Johnson, gave the Dogs just what they needed. The Lions had been doing a pretty decent job of containing Johnson, but alas, it was only a matter of time before Johnson broke one. It couldn't have come at a better time. With just over seven minutes left in the game and with the game tied at 20, Johnson took a handoff and ran to his left, hit sideline and rumbled, bumbled, and stumbled 41 yards for a Bulldog TD. Johnson then ran in a two point conversion to give the Dogs an eight point lead. The problem is it was now the Lions turn to get the ball and there was still seven minutes left on the clock. The Lions passed and ran and worked the ball downfield putting together a nice time consuming drive and was threatening to tie the game. The Lions were inside the Bulldog 20 yard line with less than a minute to go and the Bulldog crowd trying to keep their blood pressure down. The Lion QB dropped back and heaved a pass towards the end zone as the fans could do nothing but watch. NO PROBLEM! Jaylon Williams made a leaping athletic interception at the 5 yard line and trotted out of bounds to preserve the Bulldog victory. Whew! That was close! BUT MAN IT WAS MEMORABLE! The late game heroics between Johnson and Williams were just what the doctor ordered for a Bulldog team that dropped their home opener the previous week to Trinity. Back on track, the Dogs are off next week to rest, catch their breath, and get ready for what will be another challenging home game against Diboll on October 2.
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The Lion QB was fast and could scramble.
Bread and butter: Malyk Johnson is the main punch in the Bulldog offense.
Johnson trots into the endzone for a Bulldog score.
Sophomore, Marcus Hood, catches a pass from QB, LaKendrick Moore.
Moore prepares to take a snap from center, Alex Vance.
Johnson carries the rock in heavy traffic.
This guy (1) was a thorn in the side of the Bulldogs for much of the evening.
Johnson takes a handoff and rumbles 41 yards for the Bulldogs final (but decisive) TD.
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