Bulldogs pummel Panthers


Anthony Cervantes (13) runs around a block by Tanner Nolen (33). -Sherry Abercrombie

Anthony Cervantes (13) runs around a block by Tanner Nolen (33). -Sherry Abercrombie

Susan Moore defeated Cleveland 31-6 in the final bout of their regular season.

The Bulldogs got on the board first with Anthony Cervantes finding the end zone on a 2-yard touchdown run. Jesus Aguilar added the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. The Panthers scored on the proceeding kickoff. Samuel Aycock returned the ball 89 yards for a touchdown bringing the score to 7-6 after a failed PAT. This was the only score of the game for the Panthers. The Bulldogs scored again at the end of the first on a 27-yard touchdown run from Cervantes. The PAT by Aguilar extended the Bulldogs’ lead to 14-6 at the end of the first.

The Bulldogs scored again early in the second. Cervantes weaved his way through the Panthers’ defense breaking into open field and finding the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown run, his third of the night. Aguilar added the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 21-6 lead early in the second quarter. At the end of the second, Aguilar added three points with a 37-yard field goal making the score 24-6 at the half.

Trevor Black (3) leaps to catch a pass. -Sherry Abercrombie

Trevor Black (3) leaps to catch a pass. -Sherry Abercrombie

The Bulldogs scored once more at the end of the third with Tanner Sisson finding the end zone on a 3-yard touchdown run. Aguilar tacked on the extra point to bring the final score to 31-6 clinching a Bulldogs’ victory and their first undefeated season since 2000.

Offensively for the Bulldogs, Camden Lackey went 8-for-9 for 125 yards. Cervantes ran 19 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Sisson ran six times for seven yards and a touchdown. Aguilar went 1-for-1 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points.

Offensively for the Panthers, Elijah Longshore went 2-for-9 for 14 yards as well as running five times for 12 yards. Daquarrius Phillips ran nine times for 35 yards. Matt Walker caught two passes for 18 yards. Aycock returned a kickoff for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively for the Bulldogs, Adrian Reyna had four tackles and an interception; Ramon Maldonado had one tackle and an interception; and Gavin Harper had two tackles and a sack.

Tanner Sisson (10) looks upfield. -Sherry Abercrombie

Tanner Sisson (10) looks upfield. -Sherry Abercrombie

Defensively for the Panthers, Cade Wilson had seven tackles and two sacks; Logan Richardson had 14 tackles and a sack; Karter Adams and Aycock had eight tackles each; and Sterling Hill had seven tackles.

The Bulldogs end their season at a perfect 10-0, 6-0. This week they host the Colbert Heights Wildcats (6-4) in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. The Panthers fall to 5-5, 4-2 on their season. They travel to the Sulligent Blue Devils (8-2) in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.

Ramon Maldonado (11) has room to run. -Sherry Abercrombie

Ramon Maldonado (11) has room to run. -Sherry Abercrombie