Anytime the Waldron Little League Bulldogs take the field, they put everything behind them except football. On Saturday, September 28th there was no exception to that as they took on the Paris Eagles. With both of the Bulldog teams lacking in upperclassmen, the younger players showed that they were and still are ready and willing to challenge anyone.
Waldrons 3rd and 4th grade aimed high and plucked the Paris Eagles from the sky with a 20-14 thriller of a game. The Bulldogs no doubt are a scrappy bunch on both sides of the ball. Their determined defense crashed into the Eagles giving Paris fits all evening. Although Paris scored on two occasions, those scores were not given up easily by no means. Waldrons offense played lights out with speed and precision finding enough open field to scorch the Eagles defense. The 3rd and 4th grade Bulldogs improved their record to 2-1 on the season with their triumphant victory.
Little League Coach, Thomas B Mays said “The 3rd and 4th are firing on all 8 cylinders and they keep getting the big W. Our players are hungry and are playing great as a complete team. They have great coaches that know how to win. We’re so proud of them and they’re only getting better.”
The Bulldogs 5th and 6th grade fell to Paris 26-6 but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The Bulldogs came out of the gate chomping at the bit giving Paris all they could handle. Waldron kept the first half of the game close grounding the Eagles high powered offense and pounding Paris’s defense with some good ol ground and pound football. The second half proved to be too much for Waldron as Pairs got their offensive wings under them and snatched the win away from the Bulldogs 26-6.
“I’m so proud of our 5th and 6th graders. Our boys gave maximum effort and it showed. We dominated the first half of the game but then turnovers plagued us in the fourth quarter. We will come out firing against Booneville. This is a young Waldron team but we are going to be a force to be reckoned with,” stated Mays.
Waldron will put it all on the line on Saturday, October 5th as they travel to Booneville to go toe to toe with the perineal powerhouse Bearcats.