Crockett's quarterback passed effectively early and often against the Corrigan-Camden secondary.
Crockett Smashes Bulldogs, CROCKETT, October 10, 2015 - Hard times in Bulldog Country have set in for the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs in their 2015 season. The season started off promising when the Dogs beat down Centerville and then trounced Groveton. Admittedly, I was convinced the Bulldogs would demolish everybody in their path (except Newton) and then, perhaps go deep into the post season. Then came Trinity, then narrowly beat Kountze, then we lost to Diboll. After Diboll, doubt began to creep in. Then came Crockett and the doubt fled. The doubt was replaced by confirmation (confirmation that the 2015 aren't the Bulldogs that we've become accustomed to).
On the opening kickoff, Crockett returned the ball all the way for a touchdown. To the Dogs' credit they responded appropriately when they received the ball and ran in a long touchdown a few plays later. Crockett scored again with a 65 yard TD pass. A short time later, Crockett ran in an 8 yard TD run. The Bulldogs answered when they received the ball on the ensuing kickoff and returned it 85 yards for a TD. They made the 2 point conversion and that would be the last points they scored in the first half. On the other hand, Crockett was just getting warmed up. Long story short, at the end of the first half it was Crockett 56, Bulldogs 14. By the end of the game it was Crockett 71, Dogs 22.
The Dogs are Relatively Young...
The C-C Bulldogs only had three seniors playing last night. As mentioned in my last Bulldog article, some of their best players (who are seniors) are out. These young non-seniors need the leadership and inspiration of the players that are out. Head Coach Seven Armstrong and his staff have their work cut out for them to get the Dogs ready for their next District game. Hemphill will come calling to Corrigan next. Hemphill is usually a doormat for the Bulldogs. That's what the Bulldogs need; a decisive win to instill confidence (they're going to need it for the game in Newton in two weeks). This was one of those burn the tapes and forget about it games for the Bulldogs. It just wasn't a good night at all for football in Polk County. The Livingston Lions were flogged 86 to 23 in College Station. In all fairness to the Lions, College Station has a student body of over 12,000 students compared to Livingston's 4,500 students. I don't know how in the sam hill UIL sticks Livingston in a district with schools with such enormously larger talent pools to choose from. Okay, I'll shut my yap. How bout them Astros!
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
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