Pictured is QB Braden Williams and Trenton Hunt
On Friday, October 9th, the Waldron Sr High Bulldogs hosted conference foes the Lamar Warriors. The first three-quarters of the game was evenly matched with each team nipping on the other’s heels. The fourth quarter started with a score of 26-21 Lamar. Fans were anxiously waiting to see how the next few minutes were going to pan out. But unfortunately, that is where the bus stopped for the Bulldogs as they would fail to put any more points on the board ending the game with a final score of 40-21 Lamar. Waldron now sits 0-2 in conference play. “The game Friday was disappointing,” explained head coach, Doug Powell. “I feel the guys played hard, but failure to do the small things kept us from being successful.”
The Bulldogs brought in 258 yards offensively Friday night. “Not being able to execute what we practiced and mental mistakes put us in bad positions. When that happened, we needed big plays. Although we made some of the big plays, logic says you will not make them all.” Leo Lopez ended the night successfully making 3/3 PATs. Trenton Hunt ran the ball in from 11-yards out to deliver the first Bulldog TD. Waldron’s second TD came from a Braden Williams to Isaac “The Real” Villarreal 47-yard pass. And definitely the play of the game was when Gabino Grano knocked the Warriors ball loose allowing Matthew Tegtmeyer to zoom in for a scoop and score.
“We continue to battle when faced with adversity. But we need to minimize how much adversity we face by executing more consistently.” For the next conference royal, Waldron will travel to Pottsville on Friday, October 16 to take on the Apaches. “Pottsville will be like the last two games. It should be hard-fought and highly contested. We do not have to shake anything up in terms of how we play. We just have to improve our consistency of execution on the offensive and defensive fronts.”
Photos courtesy of Sandy Tull