Cold rain persisted for most of Friday's game in Carthage.
Cold and Rainy, Unfazed Bulldogs Take Care of Business, CARTHAGE, November 24, 2013 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs faced what was probably their toughest test this year and came through with flying blue colors. This was a game where the Bulldogs faced a team that only had one blemish on their record. For the Hughes Springs Mustangs, nearly ever game they played this year they won decisively with blowout scores (much like the Bulldogs). So I figured, "Okay, this will be a true test to see how good the Dogs really are", after all, this is the playoffs when only the best teams emerge from the regular season. The weather was cold and it was raining. The first quarter saw the Mustangs draw first blood, but the Dogs answered. By halftime, the game was tied at 14. In the second half, things would be much different as the Dogs would pound away at the Mustangs tough defense until there was a crack, the crack gave way and a flood of Bulldog points would ensue.
4:12 Mustangs TD run and made 2 point conversion. Mustangs 8, Dogs 0
1:23 Carlos "El Torro" Inguanzo runs in a 1 yard TD run (setup by an Inguanzo 20 yard run from scrimmage). Dogs converted 2 point conversion. Game tied at 8 apiece.
7:50 Inguanzo 1 yard TD run (setup by 26 yard catch and run by Keegan Mitchell). Dogs missed 2 point conversion. Dogs 14, Mustangs 8
2:55 Mustangs throw TD pass and missed 2 point conversion. Game tied at 14 apiece.
7:14 Malyk Johnson 16 yard TD run. Dogs missed 2 point conversion. Dogs 20, Mustangs 14
This was a game where the Hughes Springs Mustangs showed up with their tough defense. The Mustang defense was decent in the first half, but the Bulldog running game (spear headed by El Torro) wore down the Mustang defense. Eventually, the Bulldog running game would run like crazy and the game became a route. All the Dog running backs Inguanzo, Kirkland, Mitchell and Johnson had huge runs. The Bulldog defense did give up some points, but that's gonna happen in the playoffs. Carlos "El Torro" Inguanzo played an inspiring game. He was all over the place both offensively and defensively. The one two punch of running backs Keegan Mitchell and Malyk Johnson had their usual performances of dazzling break away runs. The cream always rises to the top. At this point, it's the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs who continue to rise. Next up for the Dogs will be the Centerville Tigers. I'm not sure, but I think the game may be played in Crockett.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Some of the Bulldog Faithful huddled under a canopy during the rainy game.
El Torro: Carlos Inguanzo played an inspiring and gritty game for the Bulldogs.
Inguanzo stretches for the goal line after a 20 yard run, but was stopped at the 1. He ran in a TD on the following play.
Quarterback Hayden Armstrong completes a pass to wide receiver, Cody Rogers.
The Bulldog Defense gave some, but proved to be the better defense on this night.
Defensive lineman, Clay Nash stops a Mustang ball carrier in the backfield.
Keegan Mitchell carries the ball for the Bulldogs.
Mitchell had his usual phenomenal night.
With the wet slippery conditions, just holding onto the ball proved to be a challenge. Inguanzo nearly lost the ball here, but regained control for a Bulldog gain.
Malyk Johnson runs for a long Bulldog TD.
Mitchell exploits a hole.
Johnson breaks free and is...
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