Bulldogs pile up points again, keep hopes alive
The AlWood-ROWVA football team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 49-38 triumph over West Central Friday night in Woodhull.
A&R (3-4 overall, 1-4 in the West Prairie Trail Conference Northwest Division) would need to win its final two games to stay in playoff consideration.
The Bulldogs took care of business Friday as they raced out to a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Senior running back Luke Brandt and sophomore quarterback Kenny Fogerty both had big nights for the Bulldogs.
Fogerty was 13-of-20 passing for 276 yards and three touchdowns.
Brandt had four TDs for the Bulldogs and finished with 16 carries for 113 yards. He also had three receptions for 119 yards.
“When a runner and passer both have big games, you know the line really did a great job,” said A&R coach Taul Noard. “Our linemen really got together and really played well.”
Noard praised the Heat (1-6, 0-4) for its second-half showing.
“We gave them the ball and they came right back to score,” Noard said. “It looked like they were getting stronger and stronger in the third quarters.”
Jacob Waterman ran 19 times for 89 yards and three scores for West Central.
The Bulldogs play at North Fulton on Friday before closing out the regular season Oct. 24 at Cambridge.
North Fulton (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak last Friday with a 61-12 win over Elmwood-Brimfield.
“It’s going to be a battle,” said Noard. “Both teams have their backs to the wall and need wins to stay alive.
“We always know what North Fulton is going to do. They always play hard so we’re going to have to be ready.”