Bulldogs: Tough Season Start

By Christy Suggs

The RR Bulldogs football season has started, and it’s been a bumpy road so far. The team played Woodlawn in Shreveport at the Independence Stadium. It was an excellent experience for the Dawgs to play on the field many colleges have played on previously. The game started off slow and uneventful for both teams. First downs and progress toward a touchdown was slow. Woodlawn did score the first touchdown with a hail Mary pass to the end zone. That would be their only points of the night.

The Dawgs scored their first touchdown of the season during the second quarter to tie the game. With 58 seconds to go before halftime the Dawgs scored again to take the lead. After the half RR came out playing and put points on the board. The final score was RR 40 Woodlawn 8. This put the first win in the books for the 2022 season.

Week 4 was a home game against the Loyola Flyers. The Bulldogs hit the field ready to play. The Dawgs scored first with a touchdown from sophomore #15 Jomello McDonald at 6:19 in the first quarter. Senior kicker Miguel Allen added the PAT. Loyola scored their only touchdown in the second quarter but missed the chance to add to it. The Dawgs went to halftime leading 7 to Loyola’s 6.

It was back and forth with neither team able to put up any points until 4 minutes left in the quarter. Loyola added 3 with a field goal. Red River had two missed opportunities in the second half to add points but were unsuccessful due to an interception at the goal line and a missed field goal.

Red River travels to Logansport Friday to take on the Tigers and try to improve their season record. Currently it stands at 1-3.

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