If you ordered a heaping plate of hard-hitting in your face football, then the Bulldogs had the perfect buffet laid out Saturday night. Although the Waldron 5th and 6th grade Bulldogs were the only Dogs on the field as they hosted the Pottsville Apaches, they played so well that one game was all that was needed beating the Apaches 8-0. Waldron leaned hard on its defense early and often to shut down any advancements made by Pottsville. Throughout the back and forth match up neither the Bulldogs nor the Apaches could seem to get the ball moving offensively as the defenses kept the game scoreless for the first three quarters. Waldron was finally able to find a weakness in the Apache defense in the fourth quarter to drive their way downfield for the first and only score of the game.
Waldron Coach and Co-Commissioner Jared Kluthe said, “Our fifth and sixth grade team picked up a hard-fought victory against a well-coached Pottsville team. I think it was a great momentum builder for our boys. We finally put a score on the board and held them in a last-minute stand to pull out the win. Pottsville was probably the most disciplined team we have faced in two years as far as their assignments on the field so I feel like we are moving in the direction we need to be.”
The Bulldogs will be taking both teams towards central Arkansas on Saturday, September 21 as they continue their grueling schedule against the Clarksville Panthers. Although the 3rd and 4th grade team didn’t play this past weekend, they’re eager to rebound from their loss to Ozark during the prior week. Playing Clarksville will definitely provide them with that opportunity.
Thomas B Mays added, “After coming up short against Ozark, the kids on our 3rd and 4th grade team are ready to play. We’re in great shape and can’t wait to play again. Clarksville is a good team and we’ll have to bring our A-game if we want to win. Our kids are disciplined and ready for this challenge. Rise As One.”