By Pamela Holloway
The LaFayette High Bulldogs traveled to Dadeville, AL on Friday night as they opened their 2017 football season against the Dadeville Tigers.
The game started out hyped as both teams offenses were in high gear.
Dadeville won the toss, but deferred it to the second half.
The Bulldogs took full advantage of their first possession.
On the first play of the game quarterback Zarion Moore connected with wide out Jamarquez Boston-Gaines on a 40 yard pass.
Three plays later the Dogs would get their first touchdown of the 2017 season on a 11 yard run by QB Zarion Moore.
After a couple of stops by both defenses, the Tigers would get on the board as Qua Tucker took a direct snap, broke left and out ran pursuing Bulldog players going 66 yards for the touchdown.
In next few possessions both teams would have a couple of three and out series before Lafayette would regain the lead on a six yard run by running back Robert Houston.
On the ensuing kick-off Dadeville’s Joshua Taylor scooped up the ball, goes up the middle of the field, cuts right, and scampers 86 yards for the score.
This would be the last score of a exciting first quarter for both teams, Dadeville 14 and LaFayette 14.
The Tigers would get their first lead of the game in the second quarter.
Qua Tucker would get his second touchdown of the night going 51 yards to pay dirt.
The half would end and the Tigers of Dadeville would take a 21-14 advantage over the Bulldogs at halftime.
The second half would become a defensive battle as both teams defenses dominated the majority of the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Dadeville would produce the only score of the second half, as their offense put together a 79 yard drive with plays of 51 and 21 yards.
Running back Kedore Glenn ended the drive with a 4 yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 28-14 lead.
The Dogs continued to fight hard, but a late interception by Dadeville›s Zandore McClendon ruined all hope of a Bulldog comeback.
The final score Dadeville Tigers 28 and the LaFayette Bulldogs 14.
The Bulldogs had a good night on the ground with two players going over the century mark.
Running back Robert Houston led all rushers with 174 yards on 16 carries and one TD.
Jae’lin McCurdy had 124 yards in 15 carries.
Zarion Moore had 11 yards and a TD.
Jamarquez Boston-Gaines had 3 receptions for 44 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball LaJareon Bryant had 14 tackles.
Omar Boston had 13 tackles and a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Aquaious Barker had 12 tackles and a sack.
JaQuavion Boston-Gaines had 7 tackles and fumble recovery.
Julius Bullard and Trevor Vines both had fumble recoveries.
Over all the Bulldogs played a good game, but came up on the short end of things.
The Bulldogs look to bounce back this week as they host the Loachapoka Indians in their home opener, Friday September 1, 2017, at Bulldog stadium. Game time is 7 P. M. Cst. GO DOGS!!