Cedartown drops to 0-4 af­ter loss to Heard Co.

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By LAN­DON HEN­DRIX Sports Con­trib­u­tor

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.

Photos con­trib­uted by Lan­don Hen­drix

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.

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