Bulldogs bash Dallas Life
Oak Cliff, 54-13
Eustace to face Callisburg in playoff game
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs roared past the visiting Dallas
Life Oak Cliff Lions, 54-13, Friday to end the regular season.
The win puts the Bulldogs in second place, ready to face the
Callisburg Wildcats tomorrow night.
The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Greenville.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
A trio of Eustace Bulldogs take down a Dallas Life Oak Cliff
ball carrier. The hosting Bulldogs gained a big, 54-13, win over
Dallas Life Friday. They will play Callisburg at 7:30 p.m.
Friday in Greenville.
Against Dallas Life, the Bulldogs racked up 627 yards of total
offense, all rushing. The ’Dogs threw no passes, but pounded the
ball on the ground with such efficiency, no passes were needed.
The Lions scored the first points of the game on a 62-yard run.
The PAT failed, leaving Dallas Life ahead 6-0.
The lead didn’t last long as Blake Ward scored two touchdowns in
the quarter. His first score came after a two-yard shot, his
second on a four-yard run.
Both of Gavin Kirkhart’s PAT kicks were good, giving Eustace a
14-6 lead after one.
Eustace scored twice more in the second quarter, both on Tyler
Folsom runs. The first one was a 22-yard, and the second a
Kirkhart’s first kick split the uprights, but his second PAT
attempt was blocked.
Eustace took a 27-6 lead into halftime.
The Bulldogs added 14 points to their lead in the third quarter.
Jacob McCarter scored on an 11-yard run, and Folsom added a
touchdown on an eight-yard run.
Kirkhart’s kicks were good, giving Eustace a 41-6 lead after
Life Oak sputtered to life in the fourth quarter, scoring a
touchdown on a flashy 57-yard run.
Eustace, however, replied with a 44-yard touchdown run by
McCarter. Kirkhart’s kick missed.
Jesus Barcenas scored a touchdown on his own flashy, 66-yard
shot downfield. The PAT was good.
McCarter led the Bulldog rushing assault with 209 yards on 19
carries. He scored two touchdowns.
Ward rushed 24 times for 192 yards and scored twice.
Folsom added 124 yards on 12 carries. He also added three
touchdowns. Barcenas rushed seven times for 102 yards.
The Bulldogs now boast a team with three 1,000 rushers.
Kemp Yellowjackets fall to Kaufman Lions, 48-7
By Curtis Donovan
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–Senior Night for the Kemp Yellowjackets ended in another
disappointing loss, not able to post points on the score board
until the third quarter.
That’s when after determinately marching toward the Kemp goal
post, running back Jared Lane stepped across the goal line,
after a ball snap at the one-yard line.
Mitchell Pinion, who rushed for 31 yards on eight carries, and
Lane, who contributed 29 yards and a touchdown to the home team
effort, led the Yellowjackets Nov. 4. Even though they had good
success at holding the Lions early in the contest, the ’Jackets
defense could not stop the Lions offense as senior Jamikal Jobe
led all rushers with 194 yards and four touchdowns on 14
Kemp was held to 184 total offensive yards as sophomore
quarterback Corey Watkins went seven of 21 in passing for 76
yards and two interceptions.
Jordan Freeman and Lane combined for four receptions for 56
yards to lead the Yellowjackets receivers.
Kaufman was led by Jobe’s highlight reel rushing performance.
Clay Rhodes added 60 yards on three carries, followed by
Laxavier Battee’s three carries for 23 yards and Shelby Brent’s
contribution of one carry for 29 yards on as the Lions amassed
328 total rushing yards.
Panthers fall to North Forney Falcons
By Sam Epps
MABANK–The hosting Mabank Panthers lost to the North Forney
Falcons, 35-14, last Friday.
Mabank ended the season with a 4-6 overall record, and were 1-4
in District 13-3A play.
Mabank put the first points on the board in the first quarter on
a quick run by Trevor Chasteen.
Mabank held North Forney scoreless in the quarter.
In the second quarter, North Forney scored 21 points, while
Mabank added just seven more on a powerful run by Korey Givens
with 4:10 left in the half.
That was all Mabank scored, and the Falcons took a 21-14 lead
Mabank was held scoreless in the second half of the game, while
North Forney added 14 points for good measure.
The Mabank offense rushed 33 times for 136 yards.
Quarterback Austin Craig led the Panther rushing game with 10
carries for 43 yards. Givens rushed 11 times for 34 yards.
Mabank quarterbacks Craig and Rance Thorne combines for 19
completions out of 30 attempts for 166 yards. Craig passed for
68 yards and one interception, while Thorne passed for 98 yards
and three interceptions.
Thorne was put to use after Craig sustained an injury just 6:33
into the second half.
Panther receiver Ryan Walker led with six receptions for 58
yards. Tanner Marler caught three passes for 33 yards, Robert
Erskine had five receptions for 32 yards and Jake Raney caught
two for 30 yards.