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Top: Jesus Aguilar (9) boots a PAT. -Sherry Abercrombie

Top: Jesus Aguilar (9) boots a PAT. -Sherry Abercrombie

The Susan Moore Bulldogs took on the Colbert Heights Wildcats in the first round of the state playoffs winning 42-7.

The Bulldogs scored first with Ramon Maldonado finding the end zone for an 8-yard rushing touchdown. Jesus Aguilar added the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Maldonado scored once more in the first skating past the Wildcat defense for a 35-yard touchdown run. Aguilar added the extra point to boost the Bulldogs lead to 14-0 at the end of the first.

The Bulldogs’ domination continued into the second quarter. Anthony Cervantes pushed through the Wildcats’ defense for a 3-yard touchdown run. The PAT gave the Bulldogs a 21-0 lead. Later in the second Maldonado found the end zone for a third time on a 10-yard touchdown run. The extra point from Aguilar gave the Bulldogs a 28-0 lead at halftime.

Early in the third Camden Lackey added six more for the Bulldogs on an 8-yard touchdown run. Aguilar’s PAT boosted the Bulldogs’ lead to 35-0. The Bulldogs scored once more in the third. Tanner Sisson slipped past the Wildcats for a 12-yard touchdown. The point after brought the score to 42-0.

Bottom: Susan Moore defenders Matthew Clowdus (52) and Adrian Reyna (6) take down a Wildcat running back.

Bottom: Susan Moore defenders Matthew Clowdus (52) and Adrian Reyna (6) take down a Wildcat running back.

Colbert Heights finally found the end zone at the end of the fourth bringing the final score to 42-7.

Offensively for the Bulldogs, Lackey went 4-for-4 for 58 yards, as well as running twice for 18 yards and a touchdown. Sisson ran four times for 20 yards and a touchdown, as well as catching three passes for 37 yards. Maldonado ran five times for 72 yards and three touchdowns. Cervantes ran 14 times for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Sisson had two tackles and an interception; Adrian Reyna had 10 tackles; Gavin Harper had four tackles and a sack; and Nick Calderon had seven tackles.

The Bulldogs are now 11-0 and advance to the second round of the playoffs where they will travel to take on the Walter Wellborn Panthers (11-1).

Ramon Maldonado (11) catches a pass over a Colbert Heights defender. -Sherry Abercrombie

Ramon Maldonado (11) catches a pass over a Colbert Heights defender. -Sherry Abercrombie