DECATUR The Junior Bulldogs won their first home game of the season against Western Yell County last Tuesday night by a score of 38-0.
The Bulldogs competed in wet and miserable weather. The rain finally stopped around half time, according to coach Stanley Ellis, but the field was a "big sloppy mess."
Ninth grader Evan Owens scored a touchdown on the first play of the game and scored again on an interception.
Seventh grader Alan Castenda scored the second touchdown of the game on a reverse play followed by two touchdowns by seventh grader Victor Urquidi. Ninth grader Kyler Murray scored a touchdown on a short play up the middle.
By half time, the Bulldogs were leading 24-0.
"The defense played a really great game," Ellis said.
"We've got a good junior high team this year," Athletic director Bobby King commented at Monday's Townhall meeting.
The junior Bulldogs lost 26-14 to Gentry on Sept. 3 and 18-6 to Elkins on Sept. 8. The seventh grade team won a game against Gentry on Sept. 3.
The junior Bulldogs will be playing Magazine on Sept. 24, and their next home game will be against J.C. Westside on Oct. 1.
Sports, Pages 6 on 09/23/2009