The Red Boiling Springs football team went into last Friday’s homecoming game against the Pickett County Bobcats having not tasted victory since the third game of the 2017 season.
The Bulldogs were hungry for a win and with a powerful rushing attack they came out on top by a final score of 26-21 in one of the most exciting games that has ever been played on the Dog Pound Field.
The first half was a back and forth with turnovers preventing a lot of scoring. However the Bulldogs were able to score a touchdown right before halftime to grab a 14-13 lead. The Bobcats scored a touchdown on their second play of the game on a 78 yard pass play and led 7-0 early. The Bulldogs won this game gaining more than 345 yards on the ground with Alan Templeton gaining over 155 yards plus on the ground. The one thing that hurt Pickett County the most was running out of energy midway thru the second half.
We are going straight to the 4th quarter and pick up the action with the Bulldogs leading 20-13.
With five minutes left in the final quarter the Bobcats managed to score a touchdown and make the two point conversion giving the Bobcats a 21-20 lead. With the rain still pouring down the Bulldogs ran nine consecutive rushing plays with the final 20 yards coming on an Aubrey Link to David Justice pitchout where Justice carried the football the final 20 yards. This gave RBS a 26-21 lead with about 70 seconds left on the clock and the Bobcats with no time outs.
The Bobcats let the clock run when they could not get out of bounds and on a 4th and 15 the Bobcats had a receiver come open near the goal line and guess who broke up the play as the ball neared the receiver? Walker Reynolds tipped the ball and an incomplete pass ended the Bobcats season. The noise was heard all the way downtown.
The evening was Senior Night for the Class of 2020. This program is saying goodbye to six players who willb e hard to replace. Good luck to Austin Hudgins, Logan Graves, Dalton Thompson, Walker Reynolds, Bradly Atkins, and Zac Swank.
Red Boiling Springs is scheduled to close out their season next week as they travel to Clay County, who is having a great season.
(Photos by Tina Atkins)