By JOSEPH ODOM
News Staff Writer
The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs suffered a loss at their season opener against McIntosh away this past Friday, August 24, at 7 p.m.
Blacksher had a bad start to the game struggling to put points on the board allowing McIntosh to get an early lead of 12-0.
In the second quarter Blacksher managed to hold the Demons at bay not allowing any points to be put up, and putting 7 of their own on the board when Jadaniel Nettles took one into the endzone with just 2:37 left on the clock before halftime.
The Bulldogs started the third quarter on defense but allowed McIntosh to score quickly making the score 20-7. The Bulldogs refused to leave the touchdown unanswered with a touchdown run from K.D. Rabb.
In the fourth quarter of play, the McIntosh Demons scored the final touchdown of the game with 7:04 left on the clock making the score 28-13. The Bulldogs were unable to respond to the touchdown allowing McIntosh to win the game with a final score of 28-13.
The Bulldogs totaled 358 total offensive yards. They had 41 rushing attempts for a total of 148 yards and 12 of 19 passes completed totaling 148 yards. They also had five fumbles three of which were recovered and one interception. The Bulldogs had a total of five penalties resulting of a loss of 35 yards.
Defensively, one player stood out among the rest. Junior Jaylen Hunt led the team in tackles with 6 tackles overall.
Blacksher suffered many injuries over the course of the game, and they will have to move players to new positions over the next week.
Head coach Wes Sims stated on practice Monday, “We can only get better from here.”
The Bulldogs may have had a bad game this week, but they will return to practice this week with high hopes of winning their next game on August 31 against Prattville Christian at home, kicking off at 7 p.m.