W. Rusk routs Quitman

By Larry Tucker
editor@wood.cm
Posted 11/2/22

fell to district leader and state-ranked West Rusk 50-0 Friday night at Bud Moody Field.

The Bulldogs and Raiders battled defensively in the first quarter. Neither team could get on the scoreboard …

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fell to district leader and state-ranked West Rusk 50-0 Friday night at Bud Moody Field.

The Bulldogs and Raiders battled defensively in the first quarter. Neither team could get on the scoreboard as the teams could not get going on the offensive side of the ball.

The Raiders broke through with 8:56 left in the first half on a 3-yard run by Noah Murphy after going 93 yards in 13 plays. The try for two on the conversion was good and West Rusk led 8-0.

The Bulldogs’ Carter Smith recovered a fumble but Quitman gave the ball back on the next play when the Raiders recovered a fumble. The Raiders got another score from Murphy on an 11-yard run, making the score 14-0 with just over four minutes left in the first half.

West Rusk got one more score to make it 22-0 at the half on a 19-yard pass to a wide open receiver down the middle.

The Raiders got on the board at the 6:39 mark in the third quarter after marching 57 yards in 12 plays to make it 30-0. 

West Rusk found another way to score with 3:25 to go in the third quarter when they blocked a Bulldog punt and fell on it in the end zone making it 36-0. The Raiders intercepted a Bulldog pass near the end of the third quarter and scored on a 16-yard toss with no time left on the clock making it 42-0 going into the final quarter.

West Rusk got their final score with 2:40 to go in the game on a two-yard run to make the score 50-0.

“We had a great quarter and a half, but things did not go our way after that,” Head Coach Shane Webber said. “We adjusted well to the bad weather, but we made some mistakes and turnovers hurt us. It’s an 8-0 game in the second quarter and then we imploded ourselves.”

Webber was pleased with the play of Landon Green. “Landon just keeps getting better each week. He runs the ball hard and did a great job at linebacker for us against West Rusk,” Webber added.

The Bulldogs travel to Winona for their final game of the year with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.