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Three Rivers JV battles Dilley
by Coach Kevin Sheppard
Oct 15, 2008 | 283 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Three Rivers Junior Varsity Bulldogs traveled to Dilley last week to take on the Wolves.

The Bulldogs were outmanned in player numbers 35 to 15, but the Bulldogs battled until the final second of the contest. Dilley got on the board in the first quarter, but missed the PAT to go up 6-0. On the Bulldogs next possession, the Wolves held the Bulldogs and then got a partially blocked punt to put them in good field position. Dilley went on to score to go up 12-0.

On the Bulldogs next possession, quarterback Larry Hatten kept the ball behind the blocking of Ty Brown, Landry Newport, and Sophiab Pon to go 72 yards to narrow the deficit to 6-12. On the PAT, Hatten went into the endzone untouched to make the score 8-12. Dilley then got the ball back on a line drive kick that fell into the hands of a Dilley front linesman.

The Bulldog Defense stepped up with great plays by Taylor Noble, Sophiab Pon, Ryan Saenz, Garrett Wieding and Nathan Morin. Dilley then ran a reverse to get inside the five yard line and one play later went in to score to make the halftime score 20-8.

In the second half the Bulldogs kept battling despite a couple of player injuries. Defensively Nathan Morin and Patrick Jarratt made good plays to keep pressure on Dilley. The Wolves eventually found the endzone with 2:43 left in the third quarter. The Bulldogs then got the ball back and were backed up on fourth and seven. Larry Hatten then kept the ball on a fake punt to give the Bulldogs a first down.

Earlier in the first half, Hatten got sick and had to sit out some plays. With key players on the sideline with injuries, Hatten took it upon himself to lead the Bulldog march down the field in the fourth quarter.

Fullback Troy Chowns had two carries in a row which gave the Bulldogs another first down. Hatten then handed off to Gage Crawford for a seven yard gain. Hatten then rolled out left behind the blocking of Jake Baker, Jacob Muniz, Taylor Noble, and Sophiab Pon to hit Chowns on a 12 yard pass. Hatten then kept the ball and got outside behind blocks by receivers Michael Casarez, Patrick Jarratt, and Josh Perez. Dilley then hit the Bulldogs in the backfield and tackled running back Ty Brown for a three yard loss. Crawford then gained five yards. Hatten then rolled out on third and eight to find Chowns open for an 11 yard pass. Hatten then appropriately ended the night with a keeper for 12 yards and found the endzone to make the score 12-26 with 1:28 left in the game. Dilley then ran the clock out to end the game. The Bulldogs fought hard until the last second and displayed the true meaning of “Bulldog Pride”.
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