On Friday September 14th the RBS Bulldogs took on the rival Bulldogs of Clay County. It was indeed a tremendous night for some football action. As the RBS fans filled the stands and with standing room only, everyone was ready to go. The noise level was intense as both teams entered the field with only one thing on their minds, to WIN! Unfortunately RBS came up on the short end of the stick by a score of 28-19 after what may have been the toughest, hardest hitting game I have seen so far out of anybody this season.
The scoring summary of the game goes something like this. With the buzzer going off to end the first quarter RBS fumbles the football, Clay County picked it up in the end zone for a touchdown, the extra point was good, Clay Co leads 7-0. With 5:15 to go in the second an interesting score by RBS occurred. CJ Taylor, normally a lineman, mauled his way in for a 7 yard touchdown, with an extra point by Dakota Dickens, and we were tied up 7-7. With 4:58 left in the second Clay County completed a 65yard pass for the score, extra point good making it 14-7. Yet again another buzzer beater play right before the half, Clay County picked off a pass and took it 70 yards for the score, extra point good making it 21-7 at the half.
In the third with 4:27 left RBS’ Ty Tuck pushed in for a 3 yard touchdown run, extra point no good making it 21-13. After a big interception by RBS Bulldog Terrence Alexander with 59 seconds to go Ty Tuck ran it 20 yards for the RBS score, extra point was no good making it 21-19. Then in the fourth with 3:39 left Clay County took it in from 6 yards out, extra point good making the final score 28-19.
Although a loss, RBS played an excellent game. I caught up with head coach Kyle Shoulders after the game to ask what his thoughts were on the game, he answered,“ We played hard, but we were slow at times and had some mistakes. We also had opportunities but couldn’t capitalize on them” We then talked about the upcoming game against Tri Cities he said “They’ll be tough, but we can win! I haven’t won a homecoming game since I have been here so we are going to make this one the first!!”
Everybody come out Friday September 21st and support the Bulldogs as they will entertain Tri Cities for their homecoming game. Game time is 7 p.m with homecoming ceremonies beginning at 6p.m.