Westside Eagle-Observer

Bison trample Bulldogs

- MIKE ECKELS meckels@nwaonline.com

WESTSIDE — Fireworks abounded in Carlisle Friday night as the small community west of Little Rock celebrated its football team’s victory when a herd of wild Bison stampeded over the Bulldogs in the second week of the 2A conference football contests.

The Decatur Bulldogs left Peterson-Owens Fieldhouse at about 12:15 p.m. for a 243-mile, four-hour bus ride to Carlisle for the second 11-man football contest in the Bulldog 2022 football schedule. This was the longest trip the Bulldogs will make this season. But this contest would not bode well for the young Decatur team.

Right from the opening kickoff, the Bulldogs were destined for a wild encounter with the Tatanka (Lakota word for bison).

Touchdown after touchdown in the first six minutes of the opening quarter put the contest out of reach of the struggling Decatur varsity team. Soon it was decided by officials and coaches to invoke the mercy rule and use a running clock for the remainder of the contest.

When the final horn sounded, ending the contest, the Carlisle Bison took the win, 68-0, over the Decatur Bulldogs.

The Decatur Bulldogs return to Bulldog Stadium on Sept. 9 to take on the Yellville-Summit Panthers in a nonconfere­nce showdown in Decatur. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

After losing to Gentry, 38-8, at home on Aug. 25, the Decatur Bulldog junior high team had the week off but will return to action on Sept. 8 to take on Yellville Summit at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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