The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs were good team that just had one of those games.
It Was Fun While It Lasted, Corrigan's Season Ends, FAIRFIELD, November 28, 2010 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs played the Lexington Eagles on Friday night in Fairfield and came out swinging then disappeared under a flurry of mistakes and a green tide known as the now 12 and 0 Lexington Eagles. The Dogs received the opening kickoff and opened up their running game. Early in the drive, running back Eric Durham took a handoff at midfield, shot through the line, and veered towards the sideline where he sprinted in for the first score of the game. The Dogs missed the PAT leaving them with a 6 to 0 lead. After the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles passed on their first play from scrimmage and found a wide open receiver putting them deep in Bulldog territory. The next play they ran it in and made the extra point to take a 7 - 6 lead. It quickly got ugly from that point on. What started out as almost a dream start devolved into a bad dream. The dogs took the kick off and fumbled a few plays later as the ball was recovered by the Eagles who scored a touchdown making it 14 - 6. To make a long story short, another Corrigan fumbled running play and a fumbled kickoff later, the Eagles were up 28 to 6 as the bad dream turned into a nightmare. I was wanting someone to pinch me to wake me up in case it was a nightmare. Sadly, I was awake and this was reality. By halftime it was Eagles 42, Bulldogs 6. The Dogs had momentum to open the game but from what this humble reporter could see, the fumbles quickly followed by touchdowns turned the momentum quickly and it just snowballed from there. Durham ran for another touchdown in the second half. Andrew Harvey caught a pass for a touchdown. Eric White ran for a 60 something yard touchdown, but by now it was too little too late. By game's end the final score was Eagles 56, Bulldogs 25. The Lexington Eagles showed up with their A game and committed a few turnovers themselves, but were not deterred. They simply outplayed the Bulldogs. Had the Bulldogs showed up with their A game I'm not sure they would've been able to beat the Eagles. The Lexington Eagles were just a very good team. At any rate, Congratulations to the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs Varsity Football team and their coaches on a great year. They overcame some serious adversity after a disastrous start of the season losing 4 games and finishing with thrilling victories over rival Groveton and Beating a very good Franklin Lions team that was averaging 40 points a game. After the game, Head Coach Seven Armstrong talked firmly to his players about preparing for a ball game. He informed them that they'd be back next year and he would be looking forward to playing in December of next year. I enjoyed the games that PolkCountyToday.com covered immensely. The Livingston Lions and Corrigan Bulldogs both played well in 2010 and honestly, I can't wait for 2011.
Willie P. Openshaw
The game started off great with a long touchdown run from midfield by running back Eric Durham.
Erich Durham crosses the goal line making the score 6 to 0.
The Dogs sack the Eagle QB.
Durham ran for another touchdown in the second half.
Andrew Harvey caught a touchdown pass in the second half.
No. 6 Tyler Martin follows his blockers Victor Villarreal (51) and Chase Romero (52).
Eric White had the longest touchdown of the night for the Bulldogs when he sprinted 60 something yards for the score.
Quarterback Patrick Parker goes under center.
Dogpile: Corrigan defenders stack up an Eagle ball carrier.
A teammate lays down a vicious block for running back Erich Durham.
Eagle quarterback Lance Walker tries to escape a Bulldog pass rush.
The Dogs had good support from home.
After the game Head Coach Seven Armstrong gave his men a serious talk about how to prepare for a football game.
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