On August 24th the Bulldogs of Red Boiling Springs advanced to 2-0 as they traveled to Mt. Juliet Christian Academy to take on the Saints in Week 1 of high school football action.
The Bulldogs again “packed” a big crowd of loud, supporting fans to the game. The Bulldogs came out on top by a score of 39-25 in this physical match up.
The game summary for the game went like a roller coaster. The Saints struck first midway thru the 1st quarter making the score 7-0. Early in the 2nd Bulldog AJ Dale took it in for six, while the extra point was no good making it 7-6. After a three and out by the Saints the Bulldogs took advantage and Red Boiling’s Ty Tuck ran it in for a touchdown. The 2 point conversion by AJ Dale was good, making it 14-7. Later in the 2nd another touchdown by Terrence Alexander for the Bulldogs and a successful point after attempt by Dakota Dickens made it 21-7. Then Alexander broke a run for 82yds and a score, while the RBS extra point was no good, making it 27-7. The Saints managed to squeeze another TD in at the end of the 2nd to make the score at the half 27-14.
To start the 3rd quarter the Saints came back with a score and completed the 2 point conversion to make the score 27-22. Midway thru the 3rd Alexander broke one up the middle for another TD with the extra point failing making it 33-22. A few short minutes later Dickens powered in another Bulldog score and the extra point is no good making it 39-22. The Saints were able to kick a field goal to end the quarter making it 39-25. Both teams played good defense in the 4th quarter, as neither team was able to score. Final in this game was 39-25 Bulldogs.
I was able to catch up with Coach Shoulders after the game and asked him what his thoughts of the game where. He answered, “I am pleased with the kids attitude!” He also added, “The boys had great enthusiasm thru the entire game.”
The Bulldogs will have a bye week in Week 2, but will be back in action in Week 3 as they will entertain 1-0 Region opponent Watertown High School Purple Tigers in their first home game of the season. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m..