Bulldogs Claw Their Way to Victory

Red River hit the field at Mansfield Friday, Sept. 17th.  The Bulldogs got off to a bad start with an interception on the 1st drive.  Fortunately, Mansfield was forced to punt. The 1st score came at 8:19 by Red River’s Lenard Mosely. Ryder Hogan’s PAT was blocked by Mansfield. Just a few minutes later, Mansfield answered with 2 touchdowns making the score 6-12. Red River fought back with two TDs and Hogan followed up with PATS ending the 1st quarter 20-28.  The Wolverines were not allowed any points in the 2nd quarter. A TD by Stanley Maxie followed by a 2 point conversion put the Bulldogs tied going into the locker rooms at halftime. 

Red River came out with a force in the 3rd scoring to take the lead at 7:43. But the Wolverines wouldn’t stop. They scored making it RR 35- MHS 36.  Red River was unable to capitalize on any more drives. The third quarter ended RR down 35 to MHS 44. The Bulldogs held off MHS and scored halfway through the fourth quarter to put them only 2 points behind Mansfield.  Chris Carper caused a game changing forced fumble which allowed Stanley Maxie to score a TD. Hogan topped it off with a PAT giving the Bulldogs the LEAD!!! 48-44.  The Wolverines tried hard but the Bulldogs didn’t allow them to score in the 4th quarter.  RR Quarterback Tre Smith scored one more TD to put the finishing touches on the game. The final score was RR 54- MHS 44.  It was a tough fought battle that the fans were glad to see end happily in the Bulldogs favor. RR’s record is now 2-1. They take on Winnfield in Winnfield Friday night in the 1st district game. Come out and support them. Wear your Bulldog Blue!!!

Story by Christy Suggs.  Photo courtesy of Rachel Grigg

Stats Courtesy Coach Jeff Harper

Stanley Maxie 18 carries 179 yards 4 TDs 7 solo tackles 7 assist =15 tackles

Lenard Mosely 9 carries 67 yards TD

Tre Smith 3 TDs

D’Evan McDonald 3 red

Elijah Harper 3 red

Quin Lewis 2 red

Christ Carper 5 assists, sack, 2 forced fumbles & fumble recovery

Terrell Gary INT, 2 solo tackles, 3 assists

JaKyius Palmer 2 solo tackles, 4 assists, 3 PBU’s

Ryder Hogan 49 yd FG/5-6 PATs

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