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  Bulldogs fall in shoot-out, 36-28
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–Eustace’s Bulldogs fell to the Grace Community Cougars 36-28 in a season-opening shoot-out Thursday night at Tyler All-Saints’ new Mewbourne Field.
Now 0-1 on the season, the Bulldogs remain on the road next Friday, Sept. 5, when they visit the Dallas Life Oak Cliff Lions of District 15-2A.
Fans at the opening game of the Tyler Mother Frances Kickoff Classic watched a slam-bang first half filled with big plays and strong offense from both teams.
The Cougars opened the scoring when Grant Ingram capped a drive with a one-yard sneak, and then passed to Erik Deroo for a two-point conversion with 9:48 showing in the first quarter.
Eustace came right back, moving downfield behind fullback Shawn Baldwin (17 carries, 129 yards, one TD), Trevan Johnson (11 carries, 108 yards) and quarterback Chris Compton (17 carries, 86 yards, three TDs).
Compton capped the drive with a five-yard run, and then added a two-point conversion run to knot the score at 8-all with 5:48 left in the opening period.
Grace took the lead with a big play, as Cameron Broderhausen (13 carries, 168 yards, two TDs) dashed 42 yards to paydirt and then added a two-point conversion run to put the Cougars up 16-8.
After swapping possessions, the Bulldogs caught a break early in the second quarter when the Cougars attempted to punt deep in their own territory.
The punt snap sailed over the punter’s head and out of the end zone for a safety, making the score 16-10.
The Bulldogs took advantage of the good field position resulting from the ensuing free kick, and Compton tied the score with a nifty 27-yard dash. Zach Arambula’s PAT kick failed, but the teams were knotted at 16 with 7:20 left in the first half.
Grace put together another scoring drive, again capped by a short run (two yards) by Ingram, who then completed a conversion pass to Ben Pinkston to give the Cougars a 24-16 lead with 5:03 left.
Undaunted, the Bulldogs motored right back downfield, scoring on a four-yard Baldwin run with 1:35 left in the first half. A run for two failed, leaving the Cougars up by two, 24-22, at halftime.
Both teams added touchdowns in the third quarter, with Eustace striking first. Compton capped a drive with a five-yard run, but a try for two failed.
The Cougars came back with a quick strike, as Ingram dashed 22 yards for a touchdown less than 90 seconds later.
Grace’s run for two also failed, and the Cougars continued to hold a slim 30-28 lead going into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Cougar defense stopped the Bulldogs twice on downs. Between the stops, Grace moved to a clinching touchdown, coming on a 10-yard run by Broderhausen.
A try for two failed, but the Cougars had an eight-point lead with 5:10 to play.
The Bulldogs again moved downfield, but a game-clinching interception by Cougar Steven Stanley short-circuited the Eustace comeback.

EHS splits dual match at Ennis
Monitor Staff Reports
ENNIS–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs split a dual match with a pair of 4A squads Tuesday in Ennis.
Now 11-4 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Tyler Invitational volleyball tournament at John Tyler High School this weekend.
Following a break Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs will play at Palestine Westwood Friday, Sept. 5, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman match.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Mabank for a match against their former district foes, again opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest.
Next Friday, Sept. 12, Eustace will host the Edgewood Lady Bulldogs.
At Ennis Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs fell to the hosting Lady Lions 3-1, winning the first game 25-19, but dropping the next three, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-14.
Cassie Freeman and Jenny McConathy led the Lady Bulldog attack, as Freeman had 11 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and one assist, while McConathy had 10 kills, four digs and one dig.
Jessica McConathy had seven digs and four blocks, while Camille Rogers had five blocks and Allison Cass had three digs and one block.
Nicole McNeel had 11 assists and one dig, while Kimberly Austin added six assists and one dig.
Veronica Maltos and Krysta Lowry each added three digs.
The Lady Bulldogs bounced back to knock off the Terrell Lady Tigers, 3-0, winning 25-18, 25-19 and 25-19.
Strong serving helped the Lady Bulldogs in the match, as Allison Cass notched five aces, Freeman had two, and both McConathy sisters posted aces.
Freeman added 11 kills, one block and 10 digs, while Cass had two kills and five digs.
Jenny McConathy had 10 kills, three digs and one assist, while Jessica McConathy had two digs to go with her ace.
Arin Rhodes continued her return from an ankle injury with four blocks and one kill, while Rogers had two kills, one block and two digs.
McNeel (13) and Austin (11) combined for 24 assists, while Jaqlynn Bless added a dig, Lowry had six digs and Tori Bynum had one dig and one kill.



Upcoming games


Sept. 5
MHS @ Athens
KHS vs Parish Episcopal
EHS @ Dallas Life Oak

Sept. 12
EHS vs Edgewood

Sept. 19
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Rains
EHS vs Quitman HC

Sept. 2
MHS @ John Tyler

Sept. 4-6
KHS @ Brownsboro tourney

Sept. 5
MHS vs Lindale
EHS @ Westwood

Sept. 9
KHS vs Cross Roads

Sept. 12
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS vs Quinlan Ford
EHS vs Edgewood
Cross Country

Sept. 6
MHS @ Tyler Lee
KHS @ Kaufman
EHS @ Tyler Lee

*District contest


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