A head scratcher at Rountree

by | September 14, 2018 4:18 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD

   Even though 0-2 to begin the season, the Bulldogs have been in every game until the fourth quarter against 2 ranked AA undefeated teams.  Against Dublin it was 21-7 to begin the fourth and last week the score in Vidalia was 21-14 with seven minutes left in the game.

   For the most part they have been playing pretty good football for parts of the game but haven’t put a whole game together as a team.

   Friday, they were looking to right the ship as they hosted Metter in the home opener.

   The Bulldogs led every stat except the score as Metter defeated the Bulldogs 14-13 for only the second time in the last 15 years. 

   One head scratcher part of the night was the Bulldogs out gained Metter by over 200 yards, holding the Tigers to just 116 total yards.  67 of those 116 yards came on one play when a Bulldog defender turned the wrong way and fell defending the pass for an easy touchdown.

   The Tigers averaged 1.8 yards per play while ECI averaged 6.2, head scratcher.

   The Bulldogs had two backs who rushed for over 100 yards, Metter as a team had 58 yards rushing, head scratcher.

   The Bulldogs held the Tiger wishbone to just 28 total yards in the first half with just 4 total yards in the second quarter. ECI had over 241 first half yards but only led 13-0, head scratcher.

   But the next two paragraphs are not head scratchers as to why the Bulldogs lost to one of their rivals Friday.

   Unfortunately, they…

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