Cedartown drops to 0-4 after loss to Heard Co.
The Cedartown Bulldogs will have high hopes this week of finally winning their first game of the season after finishing the open weeks of the season at 0-4 before Homecoming and a week off.
Bulldogs head coach Scott Hendrix said his team will have to keep working hard to overcome mistakes, especially in showing more consistency on the field.
“We will become more consistent in every phase of the game and play solid all four quarters,” he said.
Hendrix spoke following a heartbreaking 24-15 loss in the gain dominated by Heard County on the night.
The Braves scored the first touchdown on their first opening drive leading the Bulldogs 7- 0, and followed that up by shutting Cedartown out in 14-0 by the end of two quarters.
At the start of the second half, Darien Hardgrove got the break Cedartown needed when he caught a 30 yard pass that resulted in a first down.
Following the first down, Hardgrove was given the ball once again, and ran it in for a 20 yard touchdown.
Towards the end of the 4th Quarter, Cedartown recovered a fumble lost by the Braves.
At the snap of the next play Trevon Wofford ran it in for the touchdown making the score 24-13, Cedartown went for the 2-point conversion and Wofford succeeded in completing the points after play.
Head Coach Scott
Hendrix was disturbed with the inconsistency during the game.
“Turnovers, penalties and negative yardage plays are things that destroy the team’s momentum.
“I know our players are working very hard,” he 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.”
Cedartown hosts Fannin County this week for homecoming, then will get to rest on Friday, October 2 as students get ready to enjoy a break from school.
The Bulldogs will kick off region play following that, going against Callaway on the road on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Top: Cedartown’s offense gets ready to play against Heard County during a series last week. Above: Cedartown’s Quan Neal looks for an opening against the Heard County defense during their game against the Braves on Sept. 17.