Archive for Saturday, November 8, 2003

Bulldogs cruise past Piper

November 8, 2003

BHS led from the start, but couldn't put the Pirates away in the first half. Mason scored his first touchdown in the first quarter on a one-yard run. Piper answered that in the second quarter to tie it at 7-7.

That's when BHS went to the air game and went ahead 14-7 on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Wright to Andrew Hannon. Again, Piper answered with a touchdown to knot it at 14-14. But, on the ensuing kickoff, Mason headed up field and after an exchange of handoffs, Hannon wound up with the ball for an 88-yard kickoff return touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 21-14 at halftime.

At that point, Mason only had 69 yards, his lowest half-time yardage total of the season. But, it didn't last long. Mason and the Bulldogs blew the game open in the third quarter. A 29-yard run by Mason set up senior fullback Kyle Flory's one-yard touchdown run to open the frame. Then Mason scored on a 56-yard gallop to put BHS up 35-14.

Piper scored again in the fourth quarter, but Mason answered that with a 45-yard touchdown run for the final 41-20 margin.

The victory improved BHS's record to 9-2 on the year, while Piper's season ended with a 9-2 mark. The Bulldogs advanced to the third round of the state playoffs where they will face Fort Scott, which beat Louisburg Saturday night. That game will be Friday at Fort Scott.

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