EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs completed an impressive comeback Sept. 10 at home against the Westwood Tigers.
After a lackluster first half, the Bulldogs turned everything around with a dominant second half on their way to a 38-21 win over the Tigers.
Penalties cost the Bulldogs early as a quick 42-yard run to the Westwood three-yard line was taken back on a personal foul.
The Bulldogs eventually worked their way back into Westwood territory, securing a 10-yard touchdown run from Jake Haney and successful two-point conversion from Christian Case to take an early 8-0 lead.
West countered with a five-yard touchdown run just over two minutes later to make it an 8-7 game in the final minutes of the first quarter.
The Tigers took their first lead of the night on a 20-yard touchdown run, moving in front 14-8.
After a Eustace fumble on their own 34-yard line, Brody Sutton took over at quarterback as Ryan McKee came out.
Another penalty kept the Bulldogs pinned down as another red zone opportunity was taken away.
The Tigers capitalized with a seven-yard touchdown run with just 36 seconds remaining in the first half as they went into the locker room at halftime with a commanding 21-8 lead.
The Bulldogs must have found the right inspiration at halftime as they came out firing on all cylinders, rattling off 30 points in the second half and the defense stood strong as they held the Tigers scoreless in the second half.
Sutton finished the night 14/23 for the Bulldogs, throwing for 90 yards and rushing for eight yards.
Cannon Kilcrease racked up three touchdowns on the ground on 20 carries, along with 129 rushing yards.
Haney also added one touchdown run on 18 carries, exploding for 223 rushing yards in the win over Westwood.
Eustace (2-1) heads off to face the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats (2-1) Sept. 17 on the road with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.