Eustace still in search of first district victory
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs suffered their third straight loss with their defeat to the Fairfield Eagles Oct. 14 at Bulldog Stadium.
Eustace is still in search of their first district win of the season as they fell to 0-3 with the loss Wednesday night.
The Eagles started the scoring late in the first quarter with a five-yard touchdown catch with 2:42 remaining to go ahead 6-0.
Fairfield added another touchdown on a seven-yard run under two minutes into the second quarter to increase their lead over Eustace to 13-0.
The Eagles added their second seven-yard touchdown of the night with 7:52 remaining to bump their lead up to 20-0 over the Bulldogs.
Offsetting penalties cost the Bulldogs their first touchdown just 40 seconds later as the Eagles were caught offside, but Eustace was flagged for illegal formation, taking away a 34-yard touchdown catch.
The penalty became even more costly on the next play as the Bulldogs fumbled the ball and the Eagles regained possession on their own 30-yard line.
After a defensive stop by Eustace, the Bulldogs went for it on 4th-and-11. A 13-yard catch by Cade Adair gave the Bulldogs a first down as Eustace cashed in just two minutes later with a 21-yard touchdown catch by Christian Case to cut the deficit to 20-6.
The Eagles ran the ball in from four yards out for the last score of the game in the third quarter as the Bulldogs dropped their district contest, 27-6.
Eustace managed just 128 total yards of offense Wednesday night compared to 245 yards by Fairfield. The Bulldogs also struggled on third down, going 3/15 against the Eagles.
After their road district matchup against the Teague Lions Oct. 20, Eustace is scheduled to hit the road against the Malakoff Tigers Monday, Oct. 26 with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.