The Dora Bulldogs traveled to Gilbreath Stadium Friday night for a pivotal region game against the Oneonta Redskins. Dora came into the game hoping to rain on Oneonta’s homecoming parade. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the only rain in this game would be from mother nature.
Dora’s offense struggled throughout the first half and would muster only 3 first half points from a 31-yard Brayden Williamson field goal. Oneonta’s offense would also struggle but maintained their physical identity throughout the first half.
The turning point in the game would be late in the second quarter when Dora quarterback Garrett Hogland would be picked off by an Oneonta defender who would take it to the house giving them a 14-3 lead going into the half.
The theme of the third quarter would be rain. Both offenses would struggle with the elements, but Oneonta would continue to control the game by playing a field position game to burn the clock and limit the Bulldogs offense time with the ball. No scoring would take place in the third quarter.
Oneonta would start the fourth quarter with a Braden Moore pass to Colin Swindle to increase their lead to 21-3. The Bulldogs offense would show a flash of potential as they would score on a three-play drive finished off by a Jamarcus Goodmon touchdown from four yards out to cut the lead to 21-9 but that would be the final score of the night for Dora. The Bulldogs would fall to the Oneonta Redskins 24-9.
As previously mentioned, weather played a big factor in this game. Oneonta’s stingy defense also kept Dora from being able to get their offense in rhythm. Dora would only generate 160 yards of total offense while the Bulldogs defense held Oneonta to 205 total yards. Turnover margin also played a huge factor as the Bulldogs would give up 3 turnovers, all interceptions while the Redskins did not turn the ball over. This was the first game of the year the Bulldogs defense failed to force a turnover. The loss puts the Bulldogs record to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in region play. The Bulldogs will return home next week to take on the rival Corner Yellow Jackets in the County Line Clash.