Bulldogs Remain Strong
October 4, 2018
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Bulldogs Remain Strong

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones)

SARDIS, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs stood strong despite a fourth quarter comeback by the Sardis Lions.  The Bulldogs took down the Lions, 20-19

The Bulldogs attacked first, scoring on a 3-yard dash into the endzone by Andrew Hall.  Jose Garcia nailed the extra point to put the Bulldogs up 7-0 with 3:08 remaining in the first.

With 4:40 remaining in the first half, Kyle Thackerson made an awesome catch to set the Bulldogs up at the 1-yard line.  Austin King scampers in for Geraldine and the Bulldogs took the 14-0 going into the half.

After a Sardis turnover, the Bulldogs went to work.  After starting on the 37-yard line, King ran it back 5 yards and then Hall barreled down the field for 31 yards to set up his touchdown on the next play. Geraldine went for two but failed, making the score 20-0.

With 10:33 remaining in the game, the Lions scored on a 96-yard kickoff return. Sardis went for two but were unsuccessful, making the score 20-6.  With 5:39 remaining in the game, the Lions put together a strong drive to score.  The PAT was good, and Sardis narrowed the Bulldog lead to 20-13.  Geraldine was forced to punt and the Lions went to work on the 37-yard line.  The Lions scored on a 28-yard pass but the point after attempt failed, making the score 20-19.  Geraldine took possession with 1:38 remaining in the game.  The Bulldog fans were on the edge of their seats. The Bulldogs got the first down and took a knee to run the game clock out winning the game, 20-19.

Geraldine will travel to take on the Pisgah Eagles on Friday.

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