PREP FOOTBALL: Redskins tame Bulldogs, 56-24

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ONEONTA, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs traveled to Oneonta Friday night to face the Redskins, who walked away with a 56-24 victory.

The Bulldogs received the opening kickoff and started on their own 33.  On first down, quarterback Bo Joles found Trevor Shadden open for a 16-yard gain, but the offense stalled, and Hanceville punted the ball away.

Starting from its 34, Oneonta gained 13 yards, then Hanceville’s Brosnan Ward shut the Redskin offense down with two excellent tackles for losses.  Backed up to their own 40, the Redskins were forced to punt after an incomplete pass.

After a three-and-out for the Bulldogs, Hanceville punter Zach Campbell, who had a great night, boomed one to the Oneonta 24. 

Starting from their own 24, the Redskins drove the ball down to Hanceville’s 33 before Bulldog Preston McDonald broke through the line and dropped Oneonta’s quarterback at the 43.  Facing second-and-long, the Redskin QB found Eli Buse open down the left side line for his first touchdown of the game. 

At the end of one, it was 7-0, Oneonta.  

The second quarter was all Redskins, who put up 21 unanswered points, making it 28-0 at the break.

The second half was the Collin Moon show, as he ran through the Bulldog defense.  Moon also had a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth. 

Hanceville’s special teams did give the Bulldog fans something to cheer about.  After a three-and-out, Ward punted the ball away, but the Redskin return man fumbled, and the Bulldogs recovered the ball at the Oneonta 26.  

After losing yards back to the Oneonta 43, Joles found Dylan Twilley open in the middle of the field for Hanceville’s first touchdown of the night. Joles tossed another 21-yard touchdown pass to Shadden. In the fourth, Joles scored the final Bulldog touchdown on a 10-yard quarterback keeper around right end to close out the scoring. 

The Bulldogs put up a good fight, but the Redskins were just too much for them to handle. 

Hanceville (1-5) will host Etowah next Friday night.

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