by RON WEATHERFORD
The Dublin Irish invaded Rountree Stadium Friday night and proved to those in attendance their top 5 ranking and No. 1 in two polls were justified with lines that looked more like a college team than high school.
Due to continuous lightning in the Emanuel County area, the game was called at 10:45 with 11:51 still left in the second quarter. It was recorded as a 21-0 loss for ECI with both coaches agreeing to end the game as once a game starts it can’t be canceled.
It marked just the third time the Bulldogs lost a home game since 2013. The loss also ended a streak as ECI was listed by the AJC as one of the 16 teams in Georgia high school football who has never been shutout this decade.
After a lightning delay to begin the game, ECI took the opening kickoff and met a brick wall on each of their three possessions.
The Bulldog defense was not able to stop the Irish as Dublin scored on their two times with the ball in the first quarter and the first and only play of the second quarter.
The Bulldogs have two weeks to prepare for another Class AA team when Vidalia visits Rountree Stadium on September 6. The Indians are playing at home this Friday against Appling County.
ECI will make their first road trip of the regular season on September 13 to try out the artificial turf at Tiger Field in Metter.
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