Story & Photos By Pamela Holloway
The LaFayette Bulldogs traveled to New Site, AL Friday night to face the Horseshoe Bend Generals in a important region game.
The Dogs entered hostile territory as they took the field Friday night to face the Generals.
It was the Generals Homecoming and the fans were out.
The Bulldogs would have to start this game short handed as two of their key starters(WR Shabasken Holloway and RB Robert Houston) would sit out the first quarter due to disciplinary reasons.
In the first quarter the Dogs and the Generals engaged in what was mostly a defensive battle, with the only score coming from LaFayette’s Whitlow on a one yard touchdown run.
That would be the story for most of first half as both LaFayette and Horseshoe Bend defense’s would play extremely well.
In the second quarter LaFayette’s offense moved the ball pretty good, but could only amass one score.
MyKale Trammell would provide the only score in the second quarter on a 21 yard run to put Dogs up 14-0 at the half.
In the third quarter Horseshoe Bend got off to a quick start.
After the ensuing kickoff, Generals running back Drew Hill took a handoff, went left and found daylight, scurrying 81 yards for a touchdown.
The touchdown would make it a seven point game leaving the score 14-7 LaFayette.
The Generals score would seem to light a fire under the Bulldogs offense as they would amass five touchdowns in the second half.
On their first possession the Bulldogs would hit the Generals with a combination of passes and runs, with Whitlow ending the drive on a 1 yard score.
Later In the third quarter the Dogs would reach the end zone again, this time it would be running back Robert Houston scoring on a 6 yard run to leave the score 28-14 to end the third.
In the fourth quarter the Bulldogs would turn things up a notch.
On just the second play of the fourth quarter, Whitlow would hook up with Trammell for a 38 yard touchdown, making the score 36-6 after a two-point conversion.
It wouldn’t take long before the Dogs would strike again. In just under 3 minutes the Dogs found the endzone again, this time it was Whitlow breaking through a tackle and galloping 68 yards for the touchdown.
Horseshoe Bend would get another score on a 3- yard run by running back Drew Hill, but it was a case of to little to late.
LaFayette running back Robert Houston, closed out the scoring for LaFayette on a 21-yard touchdown with 1:36 left in the game.
The Dog defense had one of their best over all performances of the year with several players getting in on the action.
Zarian Heard had a monster night on defense, leading the Dog attack with 15 tackles.
The offense probably had their most complete game of the year.
The Dogs displayed their full arsenal against the Generals.
Whitlow had 15 carries for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns, he also passed for 199 yards and a touchdown.
MyKale Trammell had 6 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown and caught a 38 yard touchdown pass.
Robert Houston rushed for 108 yards on just 7 carries, for two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs improved to 6-0 on the the season, 4-0 in the region.
The Dogs will travel to Reeltown this Friday for yet another crucial region game against the Rebels of Reeltown. Game time starts at 7 p.m. cst. “GO DOGS.”