Cedartown falls in first home game

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By LAN­DON HEN­DRIX SJ Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

What Cedartown Bull­dog fans hoped would be the first win of the sea­son turned into a bruiser as the boys in Red and Black hosted the Bru­ins for a 42-13 loss Fri­day at Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

The Bull­dogs took an early lead in the game, but were dom­i­nated in the sec­ond half as North­west Whit­field got the win over 0-2 Cedartown, who looked sharp de­spite what the record books re­flect.

In fact, the Bull­dogs dom­i­nated the first quar­ter with a bal­ance of runs and passes.

Cedartown got on the board early in the sec­ond quar­ter when Trayvon Wof­ford hit Joseph Gib­bons with a

Joseph Gib­bons with a 30 yard touch­down pass.

North­west Whit­field an­swered with a scor­ing drive of their own, aided with three penal­ties on the Bull­dogs.

The drive was capped off when the Bru­ins QB Luke Shi­flett found his re­ceiver in the cen­ter of the end zone.

At that point the Bull­dogs be­gan to un­ravel. Cedartown al­lowed the Bru­ins to score two more touch­downs in the fi­nal min­utes of the sec­ond quar­ter bring­ing the Bru­ins score to 22 and the Bull­dogs 6.

Head Coach Scott Hen­drix was dis­turbed with the in­con­sis­tency of play in the game.

“Turnovers, penal­ties and neg­a­tive yardage plays are things that de­stroy mo­men­tum. I know our play­ers are work­ing very hard but we, coaches and play­ers, must do a bet­ter job,” Hen­drix said.

He went on to say that when the team does not have self-in­flicted prob­lems, “we look re­ally good but when er­rors oc­cur we look bad.”

Hen­drix said, “We must be­come more con­sis­tent in ev­ery phase of the game and play solid all four quar­ters.”

The Cedartown Bull­dogs will host the Bow­don Red Devils on Fri­day, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in hopes of gain­ing their first win of the sea­son.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Cedartown’s Darien Har­grove took a kick­off in the end zone Fri­day night dur­ing the Bull­dog’s home game against North­west Whit­field. The Bull­dogs fell in a 42-6 loss, go­ing 0-2 on the sea­son.

Gail Con­ner

Cedartown’s Darien Har­grove gets away from North­west Whit­field tack­les dur­ing their home game against the Bru­ins on Fri­day, Sept. 4. The Bull­dogs lost 42-13.

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