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Bulldogs edge Reeltown in nailbiter, now 6-1

Story and Photos By Pamela Holloway

The LaFayette Bulldogs faced region nemesis the Reeltown Rebels, in a hard fought battle on the gridiron last Friday.

 LaFayette High came in the game with a 5-1 record, with the Rebels of Reeltown  set on adding another blemish to the Dogs.

 The game started like two seasoned boxers in a title fight trying to fill out their opponent. The Dogs and Rebels defenses dominated most if the first half as both teams would remain scoreless until about the 5 minute mark in the second quarter.

The Rebels got on the board first with a touchdown run from inside the red zone.On the ensuing kick-off the Bulldogs would drive the ball down the field and get into the end zone for the first time on the night.

The score at the half was 7-7.

 The third quarter started where the second quarter left off, with both teams trying to get an upper hand on the other.

The Bulldogs would finally get another score in the fourth quarter when running back Robert Houston took a hand off, ran left, then reversed his direction to run in for a 40 yard score.

The Bulldogs would seal the deal with another late touchdown. Quarterback Jaelin McCurdy would find receiver Jamarquez Boston-Gaines in the end zone for the game’s final score.
Robert Houston led the way for the Bulldogs rushing attack with 21 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. This was the first game that Houston was held under the century mark this season.Jamarquez Boston-Gaines had four receptions for 28-yards and two touchdowns.

Lajareon Bryant led the way for the Bulldogs defense with 15 tackles.Omar Boston and Zachaeus Turner had 13 tackles each for the night.JaQuavion Boston-Gaines had 10 tackles and Yogi Barker added 9 tackles.

 It was the Dogs toughest region game to date and it doesn’t get any easier as the Dogs travel to face Ranburne on Friday. Game time starts at 7 p.m. Cst.