Bulldogs Lower Second Half Boom on Woodville, WOODVILLE, September 14, 2013 - The Corrigan Camden Bulldogs had a fun day at Eagle Stadium on Friday night when they drove to Woodville, played the first half to a draw (14 to 14 at the half), made adjustments (after a 90 minute lightning delay) and when play resumed, promptly smashed the Woodville Eagles and wrecked the Eagles' homecoming. Yep. That's it. That's Bulldog style. They're not much into kings, queens, pomp and circumstance or anything like that. They just like to beat you up and go home. That's how they are. They bark like dogs, they have a pack mentality (like dogs), they'll fight tooth and nail regardless of the outcome (just like a bulldog), and go home wagging their tails like happy dogs. Things got under way when, with 9:30 remaining in the first quarter, Running Back Keegan Mitchell (no. 10 on the highlight reel) took a handoff at his own 12 yard line, hit the sideline and flew 88 yards down the visitor's sideline for the first score of the game. The Dogs missed the PAT making the score 6 to 0. The Eagles answered with a touchdown with 2:19 remaining in the first quarter and also missed their PAT, score 6 to 6. On the next Bulldog possession, the Eagles recovered a fumble deep in Bulldog territory that lead to the Eagles next touchdown, with a successful 2 point conversion, the Eagles took the lead 14 to 6. The Dogs would answer with 6:47 remaining in the second quarter after driving down field, Carlos Iguanzo (no. 21) bulled his way in from 6 yards out. The Dogs made a 2 point conversion tying the score at 14 apiece.
Things get strange...
The teams went into their locker rooms. Came back for the second half, and before they could kick off, SOMEBODY determined that things weren't safe and ordered both teams off the field. It was a lightning delay (that took 90 minutes). I don't know who made that call, but other than some faint, very distant thunder, and a few drops of precipitation, nothing happened that was even remotely unsafe as far as weather was concerned. What about the fans that remained in their seats during the senseless delay? I guess they're on their own (the ones that chose to wait it out). I was so bored sitting on the sideline that I was playing word games on my cell phone and my phone's battery ran out. At that point, I had no way to make notes on who was scoring and when. So for the rest of this column, I'll have to just wing it (go by my memory...which isn't very precise). Okay, I'll get off my soapbox about the senseless lightning delay.
Back to the game...
Whatever happened in the locker rooms in the second half is known only to the teams, but evidence suggests that the Corrigan/Camden Bulldogs made the right adjustments, and the Woodville Eagles chose to keep things like they were. The Dogs defense put the clamps on the Eagles, while their offense ran the ball down Woodville's throat. Since I'm going by memory now, I remember this much, Quarterback Haden Armstrong (no. 8) had several long runs on keepers, including a running touchdown. The impressive quarterback is perfect for the Bulldogs. He's not afraid to take a hit, he fights for every yard, he hustles and his play reflects these qualities. Running Back Carlos Inguanzo (no. 21) was effective for some nice gains and he scored at least one touchdown. I don't know who number 2 is for the Bulldogs, but the running back had some excellent runs and as a defensive back made an interception (my apologies for not having his name, somebody email his name please).
In the second half, the Bulldogs had their way with the Eagles both offensively and defensively, and special teamly (I just made up a word). Before we knew it the game was coming to an end and the Bulldogs had 35 points and basically got comfortable allowing the Eagles scored a meaningless touchdown (their only score of the second half). The Bulldogs got the ball back and ran out the clock. Final score: Bulldogs 35, Eagles 20. The Dogs won the approval of their masters (Coach Seven Armstrong and his staff), wrecked the Eagle homecoming and went home, barking and happy. Whatever you do, be sure and click the highlight reel. Filmed, put together, edited and produced by staff member, Willie A. Openshaw. The Willster does an exceptionally good job of putting together the highlight reel week after week and he loves to do it.
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Early in the first quarter, Keegan Mitchell took a handoff and was gone (88 yards for the first score of the game).
Number 10 would torment the Eagles throughout the evening.
Keegan Mitchell returns to the sideline for a breather after scoring another long touchdown.
The Punisher: Carlos Inguanzo (21) dishes out punishment to would be tacklers.
Quarterback Haden Armstrong is not afraid to run, and not afraid to take a hit (or dish out a hit). Armstrong eludes a tackler and heads for the end zone.
Get back son: Keegan Mitchell runs and stiff arms his way to more yardage.
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