BULLDOGS GIVE BIG EFFORT: Andy junior varsity falls to T.R. Miller
The Andalusia Bulldog junior high football team put up a strong fight, but fell to T.R. Miller 6-0 Tuesday night in Andalusia.
T.R. Miller got the ball to start the game and used up all eight minutes of the first quarter on the opening drive.
The Bulldog defense nearly had a stop on fourth down, but the Tigers were able to keep the drive going with a first down.
With 7:10 left in the second quarter, T.R. Miller got a 2-yard touchdown, but failed on the two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs then took over, but the T.R. Miller defense forced them to a three-and-out.
On the following T.R. Miller drive, Chip Morgan came up with a big hit to help force a Tiger punt.
The next two Bulldog drives ended with fumbles.
Starting the third quarter, the Bulldogs got several solid runs from Elijah McClain and long pass from John Harper Dubose got the Bulldogs deep in T.R. Miller territory.
The Bulldogs settled for a field-goal attempt, but the 25-yard try just missed right.
The Bulldogs got another chance late in the fourth quarter after the Andalusia defense came up with sack and fumble recovery on the T.R. Miller 30-yard line.
Dubose connected with Gage Messick on the first play of the drive for a 16-yard pick up.
McClain then picked up the first down on the following play.
A few plays later on third-and-5, Dubose picked up 10 yards on quarterback scramble to set the Bulldogs up with a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line with just over one minute left in the game.
The Bulldogs got several opportunities, but were unable to get in the end zone.
“These guys really go hard,” Andalusia head coach Trent Taylor said. “Bless their hearts, they get minimal reps at practice up against our varsity guys and then they have to come out here and play. This is pretty special bunch of kids. They are going to be something special if they continue to improve and learn the game.”
The Bulldog junior varsity team will be back in action on Sept. 11, when the travel to Troy to take on Charles Henderson.