While the Sulphur Bulldogs might have ended October with two straight losses, they’ve certainly begun November the right way.
While the Sulphur Bulldogs might have ended October with two straight losses, they’ve certainly begun November the right way. Friday night at Calvin Agee Field, the Bulldogs got their second straight win, with a dominating 35-13 victory over the Pauls Valley Panthers. The Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2) will now turn their attention to the first round of the playoffs, where Sulphur will take on Perkins-Tryon Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Perkins. Tavs McDonald got the bulldogs on the board in the first quarter with a six yard touchdown run, which was followed by the extra point from Kyle Stevenson to make it 7-0. McDonald got his second touchdown in the second quarter when he raced his way in from 14 yards out to make it 14-0, before Pauls Valley struck back thanks to Dakota Whitmore scoring from one yard out to make it 14-7. But McDonald would ensure the Bulldogs went into the halftime break on a high note as he caught a 56-yard pass from Reese Ratchford to make it 21-7. The same duo connected in the third quarter, this time from 28 yards out to make it 28-7. Brayden Standifer then iced the game with a two yard run to make it 35-7 in the third. Zane Weilenman got a late consolation score for the Panthers from six yards out in the fourth. Ratchford was 9-of-11 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns, while McDonald was the leading rusher with 11 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the leading receiver with three catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Price Daube had three catches for 55 yards in the game.