No Hope for New Hope

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter •

GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the New Hope Indians 49-7 in a Class 3A Region 7 matchup.

In the first quarter with 6:17 remaining, Geraldines’ Anthony Baldwin dashed in the endzone from 3-yards out to score, The extra point was good giving the Bulldogs the 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs scored once again with 1:25 left in the first quarter, when  Austin King ran in a 6-yard touchdown, giving the Bulldogs the 14-0 advantage.

In the second quarter King made his second touchdown of the night on a 5-yard run with 6:42 remaining in the first half. The kick by Jose Garcia was good, giving Geraldine the 21-0 lead. With 5:15 to go in the second, Kyle Thackerson returned a punt for 62-yards, making the score 28-0. New Hope fumbled the kickoff return, and Geraldines’ Troy Willoughby recovered it. Thackerson dashed down the field with a 19-yard touchdown run making the score 35-0 with 3:45 remaining in the second.

In the third quarter with 3:53 remaining Baldwin made a touchdown from 17-yards out giving the Bulldogs the 42-0 lead. Caleb Hall scored the final Geraldine touchdown of the night when he charged down the field with a 51-yard run to make the score 49-0 with :35 to go in the third. 

In the fourth quarter with 6:18 remaining in the game, the New Hope Indians scored their only touchdown of the night to make the final score 49-7.

This Friday Geraldine will host the Sardis Lions for Homecoming.