By Christy Suggs
Friday night the RR Bulldogs hit the turf looking for their first district win against Jonesboro-Hodge in front of a packed Homecoming crowd.
Bulldogs started their first drive moving nowhere causing them to punt. J-Hodge was also forced to punt on their opening drive. Teams were evenly matched with neither team scoring in the first quarter.
Second quarter started with J-Hodge having to punt to the Bulldogs. After 5 plays the Bulldogs opened up scoring with a fullback dive from Senior Trenton Grigg. Senior Kicker Miguel Allen kicked in the PAT. RR 7- JH 0 8:39 2nd quarter.
Well backed up in their own half of the field, the Bulldogs would force a fumble that would be recovered by Jacob Kellogg, being tackled at J-Hodges16 yard line. On the next play the Dawgs handed the ball off to Senior Jyrel Jones for a 16 yard touchdown. 14-0 at the halftime.
The court was presented, and Senior Running back Leonard Mosely was crowned Homecoming King.
Jonesboro-Hodge started the second half off with the ball capping off their opening drive with a touchdown and a 2 point conversion. RR 14- JH 8 7:10 3rd quarter. The Bulldogs bounced right back with a 13 yd run by Leonard Mosely resulting in a touchdown. RR 21-8 JH 4:18 3rd quarter. Dawgs defense forced J-Hodge to punt giving the Dawgs the ball on J-H’s 45 yard line. The bulldogs score a few plays later; Mon’traevon Smith made the touchdown bringing the score to RR 28- JH 8 11:54 4th quarter. J-Hodge scores on their next drive making the score 28-14 and just a few plays later the Bulldogs cause a safety, RR 28-JH16. During a field goal attempt by the Bulldogs the ball was blocked. J-Hodge recovered the football, running it back for a touchdown, but a stopped 2 point conversion. The score was RR 28-JH 22 with 2:41 to go in the 4th. Red River using good time management and slowly moves down field to run the clock out. Final Score 28-22. Record 2-4 (1-0) The Bulldogs travel to Campti to play the Lakeview Gators Friday night for the 2nd district game.
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