By Christy Suggs
Red River Bulldogs took the field against the Lakeville Gators Friday in the 2021 Homecoming game. This was the fifth district game of the season. The crowd was entertained before the game by a performance from the Blue Diamonds Danceline. Lakeview started off with the ball but Red River’s defense forced a punt. The Bulldogs started the drive at their own 39 yard line. Red River scored a one play touchdown off of a touch pass from Tre Smith to Antron Williams for 61 yards. Ryder Hogan followed the touchdown with a PAT putting the Bulldogs on the board first. The Bulldog defense stopped the Gators once more. The Bulldogs were stopped just inches of a first down causing them to give the Gators back the ball. The Gators marched down the field scoring a touchdown but were unable to convert the 2 point conversion. This would be Lakeview’s only scoring play of the game. The quarter ended RR 7 Lakeview 6.
Bulldogs started the 2nd quarter with the ball on Lakeview’s 36 yard line. On 4th down the Bulldogs decided to kick a field goal, however it was no good. The Gators were unable to capitalize on their drive and were forced to punt again. This punt was returned 64 yards into the end zone by Stanley Maxie making the score 14-6 after the PAT. After another failed drive by the Gators, Red River started on Lakeview’s 26 yard line. This drive ended with a 4 yard rushing touchdown by Stanley Maxie. 21-6
After a fumble on the kickoff, the Bulldogs got the ball on Lakeview’s 24. The Dawgs scored once again off a 1 play touchdown by D’Evin McDonald. The half with the Dawgs leading 28-6.
After the presentation of the court and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, the powerful Dawgs came out ready for more action. Jyril Jones ran the kickoff back for 60 yards. This put the Dawgs up 35-6 after Ryder Hogan kicked in the extra point. The Gators started on their 35 yard line. However, the Dawgs forced a fumble that was picked up by Jyrel Jones. Ending their drive the Bulldogs scored a 9 yard rushing touchdown by Stanley Maxie. (42-6). Off penalties the Bulldogs were forced from their 15 yard line. With around 4 minutes left in the 3rd, the teams were unfortunately forced to retreat to the locker rooms due to a disturbance in the stands. The game was called due to safety concerns, leaving the score RR 42 Lakeview 6. This makes Red River season record 6-2 and district record 4-1.
Friday night Red River Bulldogs travel to Loyola take on the Flyers for a non-district play.
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