The Greenwood Bulldogs defeated the Van Buren Pointers 61-17 in 6A West Action.
If there were any questions about this Greenwood Bulldog team and how they would handle their conference games with Kane Archer injured, the game last week should have been an indicator.
Van Buren would take the opening kick out to midfield but stall and punt. On the first drive for Greenwood, a would be L.J. Robins touchdown was called back due to a penalty. The Bulldogs would get to work and drive down the field with Senior Brayedan Davis finding the end zone, the Body Steinfeldt kick was blocked leaving the score 6-0. Van Buren punted on their next drive after a dropped pass on 3rd down. The Pointer punt had the Bulldogs starting on their own 3 yard line. Greenwood would make it close to midfield after runs by Davis, but also could not capitalize on 3rd down and would punt. The Pointers started putting together a drive into Greenwood territory when Junior Cash Archer would apply the pressure that lead to a Senior Brady Mackey interception. Cooper Goodwin would find Grant Karnes for the 34 yard touchdown two plays later. Steinfeldt’s kick was good 13-0. Van Buren would run out the clock on the 1st quarter.
Starting the 2nd quarter, Van Buren stalled out and punted again. A pass from Goodwin to Grant Karnes set up a 1 yard touchdown run by Brayedan Davis, Body Steinfeldt was perfect again 20-0 Bulldogs. Van Buren punted on their next drive. Cooper Goodwin took to the air on the next Bulldog drive and found a leaping Grant Karnes at the back of the end zone for the touchdown, point after was good 27-0. A penalty on the Pointers next drive put them driving toward Greenwood territory, the drive would stall out and the Pointers settled for a Field Goal that was good making the score 27-3. The Bulldogs answered back after two catches by L.J. Robins and Grant Karnes, Brayedan Davis took it in from 11 yards out. Kick was good, 34-3 in the 2nd quarter. Van Buren punted on their next drive. Cooper Goodwin was intercepted in the red zone and it was returned for a Touchdown. Point after was good, Van Buren 10, Greenwood 34. Van Buren would recovery the kick off then stall out attempting a 43 yard Field Goal that was no good ending the half.
Opening the second half Cooper Goodwin would find L.J. Robins down the home sideline for the touchdown, point after good 41-10. Junior Zack Zitzmann would come away with a QB sack on 3rd down setting up another Pointer Punt. An interception on 4th down stopped the Greenwood drive. Greenwood would return the favor when Cash Archer would tip the Bryce Perkins pass into Brayden Skaggs hands. Skaggs would take it in for the touchdown, Steinfeldt’s kick was good 47-10 Bulldogs. Van Buren would be intercepted again on their next drive with Junior Kaylor Jasna taking it back across the field and dragging defenders into the end zone. Hudson Meeker’s point after was good 54-10. Van Buren would run out the rest of the time in the 3rd quarter driving down to the Greenwood 21 yard line.
The Pointer offense would make it on the board in the 4th quarter with a 5 yard run. Point after was good. 54-17. Next series, QB change, Junior Scott Holland finds Sophomore Benton Hossley down the Van Buren sideline for a 41 yard touchdown, Sebastian Fernandez point after was good making it 61-17 Greenwood. Van Buren would run out the clock ending the game.
Greenwood moves to 5-0 on the season and will face Greenbrier at home next week. Kickoff at 7pm.