Bulldogs bite Knights big, 53-12

Staff report

October 5, 2013

TEACHEY — Wallace-Rose Hill struck immediately and often on Friday en route to a 53-12 Four County Conference win over visiting West Bladen.

The loss drops the Knights to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Bulldogs improve to 5-1, 2-0.

Wallace-Rose Hill took the game’s opening kickoff back for a touchdown and, in about three blinks of an eye, the Bulldogs tacked on two more touchdowns to build a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

West Bladen got on the board late in the period when quarterback Colby Lewis found receiver Tavion Graham with passes that gobbled up 17 and 36 yards before Lewis bolted into the end zone for a 2-yard score. The Bulldogs blocked the point after, and West Bladen trailed 21-6.

Wallace-Rose Hill got the points back before the quarter ended to hold a 27-7 edge.

The Knights had little luck moving the ball in the second quarter, while Wallace-Rose Hill tacked on another touchdown. The Bulldogs also attempted a field goal before the half, but the try was blocked by West Bladen’s Trevor Lesane and the Knights went into intermission trailing 33-6.

Wallace-Rose Hill picked right up in the third quarter by scoring a touchdown, and the PAT gave the Bulldogs a 40-6 lead.

West Bladen mounted a drive that covered 80 yards — highlighted by a 30-yard pass from Lewis to Stefan McDonald. Malcolm Vaught kept the drive going with a 16-yard run and Lewis added a 20-yard scamper before tossing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Vaught. The two-point try failed, but the Knights had cut the deficit to 40-12.

It was as close as they would get.

Wallace-Rose Hill would add two more scores before the final buzzer to seal the 41-point win