Bulldogs Stole the Pirate’s Treasure
Marla Jones, Sports Editor
WINFIELD, Ala.--The Geraldine Bulldogs defeated the Winfield Pirates, 24-8 in the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Playoffs.
An 86-yard touchdown drive for the Bulldogs was capped off by a Jaxon Colvin 6-yard run, with 4:19 remaining in the first. The point-after attempt was good to give Geraldine the 7-0 advantage over Winfield at the end of the first quarter.
Carlos Mann took it to the house on a quarterback keeper from the 34, with 8:45 remaining in the first half. The PAT was good to give the Bulldogs the 14-o lead at the end of the first half.
After an interception by Jaxon Colvin, the Bulldogs had field position on the 41-yard line. Joe Garcia made a 23-yard field goal, making the score 17-0 with 3:32 remaining in the third quarter.
With 10:24 remaining in the game, Colvin punched it in from 4-yards out. The kick was good, making the score 24-0. With 7:15 remaining in the game, Geraldine intercepted the ball at the goal line to stop a Winfield drive. Geraldine punted the ball to the 48-yard line with 5:32 remaining in the game. Winfield scored on the first play of the drive and successfully went for two, making the final score of the game, 24-8.
Carlos Mann led the Bulldogs with 106 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. Caleb Hall had 54 yards on 8 carries. Jaxon Colvin had 51 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.
Jaxon Colvin was 6- of-11 with 89 yards passing. He led the team on defense with 10 tackles and one interception.
The Geraldine Bulldogs will host the Mars Hill Panthers on Friday night. Live coverage of the game can be heard on WKEA 98-3.