Too early to call 'em the king of the mountain, but the 2013 Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs appear to be running to the top.
Bulldogs Continue to Dominate, Trounce Groveton, GROVETON, October 25, 2013 - Coach Seven Armstrong's Corrigan Camden Bulldogs are continuing their domination of their 2A district by beating the Groveton Indians on the Indians' own field. The Dogs got off to a slow start allowing the Indians to score 2 touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 14 to 0 lead. That's where the Bulldogs drew the line.
9:37: Groveton threw a 25 yard touchdown pass to cap off their opening drive with pat, Indians 7, Dogs 0
2:31: The Dogs defense had the Indians deep in their own territory. The Indians punted and as the ball came down it bounced off the back of a Corrigan player (meaning it's a live ball). The Indians jumped on the ball which lead to their second td (a 17 yard run from scrimmage), Indians 14, Dogs 0
5:17 Dogs cap off a drive when quarterback Haden Armstrong ran in a TD from 19 yards out. Dogs converted pat Indians 14, Dogs 7
0:39 Dogs cap off another driven when Armstrong pitches out to running back Malyk Johnson who ran it in from 29 yards out. Dogs failed to convert pat, Indians 14, Dogs 13
8:05 Running back Malyk Johnson takes a pitch out from Armstrong and runs into the endzone from 13 yards out, running back Carlos Inguanzo ran in the 2 point conversion, Dogs 21, Indians 14
2:43 Running back Keegan Mitchell takes a pitch from Armstrong and runs in a TD from 10 yards out, Dogs missed the pat, Dogs 27, Indians 14
2:32 On the ensuing kickoff running back Malyk Johnson stripped the ball from the Indian return man at the Indian 30 and cruised into the endzone, Dogs 33, Indians 14
Running back Keegan Mitchell takes a handoff from Armstrong, heads for the sideline and turned on the afterburners. Mithcell flew 70 yards down the Indian sideline for the final score of the game, Dogs 39, Indians 14.
The impressive thing about the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs is how strong they are both offensively and defensively. Other than a couple of blown assignments, this game could've been much uglier for the Indians. Other than one close game, the Bulldogs have laid waste to every team in their path. The Dogs have a formidable backfield with Keegan Mitchell (10), Malyk Johnson (2), Carlos Inguanzo (21), and Addison Kirkland (44). With an inventory of such running power, the Dogs are primarily a running team. To add to the threat, quarterback Haden Armstrong is an additional threat to run and wont hesitate to lower his head and run over a defender.
The Bulldog defense is equally impressive and put the clamps on the Indians and held the Indians scoreless for the rest of the game (after the 2 touchdowns in the first quarter).
Always room for improvement...
As the Bulldogs prepare to enter the post season, they'll meet other teams that are also formidable (much like themselves). Missing PATs after touchdowns is not good and could cost the Dogs. This needs to be corrected as soon as possible.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Next opponent: Hemphill in Hemphill 7:30 pm Friday (Nov. 1).
Bulldog style quarterback: Quarterback Haden Armstrong looks to pass (he wont hesistate to tuck the ball away and run over a defender or two).
Sebastian Pecina slings a Groveton ball carrier to the ground.
Defense wins championships, the Dogs are equipped with a nice defense and will be a force in the post season.
Running Back, Carlos Inguanzo provides blocking for Keegan Mitchell.
Quarterback Haden Armstrong directs the Bulldog offense.
Keegan Mitchell leaves Groveton defenders in the dust.
Only a sophomore, Malyk Johnson is an exceptional running back.
Johnson cruises into the endzone for a Bulldog TD.
In the fourth quarter Keegan Mitchell took a pitch out from Armstrong and then he...
...GONE! (70 yard touchdown)
Malyk Johnson eludes a tackler.
The Corrigan-Camden side of the stadium was full...
...while the Groveton side was sparse for the entire game.
A familiar scene: The 2013 Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs in victory formation as the last seconds tick off the clock.
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