Home News Featured Stories The Lafayette Bulldogs ran out at the start of game with the Mexican Flag in Honor of former Bulldog Player and Faithful Fan late Enrice “Mexico” Billingsley.
The Lafayette Bulldogs ran out at the start of game with the Mexican Flag in Honor of former Bulldog Player and Faithful Fan late Enrice “Mexico” Billingsley.

The Lafayette Bulldogs ran out at the start of game with the Mexican Flag in Honor of former Bulldog Player and Faithful Fan late Enrice “Mexico” Billingsley.

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Jatarvious Whitlow runs for a 60 yard touchdown run.
Jatarvious Whitlow runs for a 60 yard touchdown run.
Story & Photos By Pamela Holloway
Sports Correspondent

On what would seem to be an ordinary Friday in most cases, here in Lafayette at Bulldog Stadium it was a football game for the ages. The LaFayette Bulldogs and the Dadeville Tigers squared off in what was much like a Clash of the Titans…it was like two heavyweights in a championship fight, issuing blow after blow, round after round until only one team was left standing…. On this night it would be the Bulldogs who would come out with the victory.

 Before Friday’s game, the Bulldogs had issued warnings of a blackout on the rise…..but little did they know that before the night was over they would get exactly what they asked for……
 It was finally here Football Friday, or should I say “Friday Night Lights,” and the Dogs and the Tigers took the field.

 The Bulldogs would strike first, as quarterback Jartarvious Whitlow would go on 60 yard scamper eluding defenders left and right for a touchdown on the Bulldogs second play from scrimmage……
 Nearing the end of the first quarter the Tigers would answer with a score of their own as running back Kadore Glenn got them on the board with a 12 yard TD run……

The Lafayette Bulldogs ran out at the start of game with the Mexican Flag in Honor of former Bulldog Player and Faithful Fan late Enrice “Mexico” Billingsley.
The Lafayette Bulldogs ran out at the start of game with the Mexican Flag in Honor of former Bulldog Player and Faithful Fan late Enrice “Mexico” Billingsley.
Shortly after that the Bulldogs got a scare when Whitlow broke for a long run and received a late hit out of bounds by a Dadeville defender…..Whitlow would get up slowly after the hit and took his pads off to be evaluated on the sideline…..Backup My’Kale Trammell would come in for Whitlow and the Dogs wouldn’t miss a beat….

 After a long run by running back Robert Houston, Trammell would cap off the drive with 6 yard run to put the dogs back on top……After a stalled Dadeville drive, the Bulldogs regained the football and Whitlow strapped back on his pads and headed back on the field…..It took only two plays to see if Whitlow had returned to himself….Whitlow took the snap from center, rolled to the right, spun left, juked and dodged his way around several Tiger defenders before firing a 56 yard strike to junior Jamarquez Boston
 Gaines for the touchdown, to give LaFayette a two score lead….

 But the Tigers weren’t finished as quarterback Margarius Buchanan would go in for a 9 yard run before the half, leaving the score Bulldogs 20, Tigers 14 at the half……

 As play resumed in the 3rd quarter the Tigers would strike first as quarterback Buchanan would score on a 18 yard run to give Dadeville their first lead of the game 21-20……

 But the celebration would be short lived as the Bulldogs would answer in just 43 seconds with Whitlow breaking for a 56 yard touchdown giving the Dogs the lead once again and they would never look back……In the 4th, Whitlow would reach the end zone once again on a 35 yard run…….

 Later in the quarter he would hit fellow senior Shabasken Holloway on a wheel route and he would shake and bake his way 90 yards to the end zone for another Bulldog touchdown….

 And then came the rain….With a heavy down pour of rain, most fans evacuated the premises leaving only a faithful few who stuck it out to the end…..Dadeville would get one more score as Buchanan would score on a 40 yard run……

 To end the night Whitlow would close the game on a 50 yard run after he mishandled a snap and then regained control of the ball breaking up the middle of the field for the score…..The Dogs prepared to end the game settling in victory formation with only 1:16left on the clock…

 But as fate would have it lightening would strike a transformer causing a complete blackout at Bulldog Stadium with the only light illuminating coming from the scoreboard. In the end the dogs would receive just what they ordered, “A Blackout.”

 On the offensive side of the ball, Whitlow had 19 carries for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also completed 3/4 passes for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns…..Robert Houston had 6 carries for 106 yards, My›Kale Trammell completed 1/3 passes for 26 yards, 3 carries for 22 yards and a TD, Shabasken Holloway had one reception for 90 yards and a TD.

 Jarmarquez Boston – Gaines had 89 receiving yards and a touchdown….He also had an interception……The defense also had its bright spots led by Zae Brooks with 11 tackles and 1 int….Omar Boston had 9 tackles, DeAngelo Kimbrough had 9 tackles and a fumble recovery, Zarian Heard had 9 tackles and Quabo Boston had 8 tackles to led the Bulldogs defense. Overall the Bulldogs look to be paced for a great season. The Dogs will face the Loachapoka Indians Friday in Loachapoka at 7 p.m. cst.