Alvord loses heartbreaker

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, November 2, 2013
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Henrietta’s Bearcats got two touchdowns each from Cody Fletcher and Riley Watson and managed to hang on for a 28-25 win over the Alvord Bulldogs in Henrietta Friday night.

Henrietta scored twice in the first quarter on a Fletcher run of three yards and a touchdown run of the same length by Watson. With a Jameson Dowell PAT kick following the first score the Bulldogs found themselves on the short end of a 13-0 count as time expired in the opening quarter.

The Bearcat lead grew in the second when a 26 yard Fletcher run and another Dowell kick brought the score to 20-0 at the 11:52 mark.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with 4:14 left in the half with the first of four Joe Randall touchdowns – this one from three yards out. They scored again with only 25 seconds remaining on a Randall two yard run to get within 20-12 at the halftime break. Neither PAT attempt was successful.

The third quarter was scoreless until Randall scored his third TD on a run of 18 yards with 1:41 left to bring the ‘Dogs within two at 20-18 after another failed conversion attempt.

The Bulldogs would get the next score for a 25-20 lead with 6:12 left in the contest on a Randall 15 yard run and a Jose Luna PAT kick. But the Wise County group could not manage to hold the advantage as Henrietta scored the clinching touchdown when Watson completed his night with a five yard run that came with only 1:16 left to play and sealed the win for the Bearcats.

The stats were as close as the score as both teams offensive output came mostly on the ground where Henrietta had a slight edge with 223 yards to Alvord’s 208. The Bulldog’s Randall was the leading rusher for the game with 29 carries that gained him 150 yards.

Defensive leaders for the Bulldogs were Damon Ledet, Troy Morales and Keelan Nivens. The ‘Dogs, now 3-6 and 1-3, close the regular season at home when they host Wichita Falls City View where a victory would land them a playoff berth.


Henrietta … 13 … 7 … 0 … … 8 … – … 28
Alvord … 0 … 12 … 6 … … 7 … – … 25


H – Cody Fletcher 3 run; Dowell kick.
H – Riley Watson 3 run; kick failed


H – Fletcher 26 run; Dowell kick
A – Joe Randall 3 run; conversion failed
A – Randall 2 run; conversion failed


A – Randall 18 run; conversion failed


A – Randall 15 run; Luna kick
H – Watson 5 run; Fletcher run


First downs … 16 … 16
Rushes-yards … 208 … 223
Passing … 61 … 87
Total Yards … 269 … 310
Comp-Att-Int … 6-16-0 … 6-9-0
Punts-Avg. … 2-41 … 1-31
Fumbles-Lost … 2-0 … 1-0
Penalties-Yds. … 2-10 … 5-40


Rushing – Alvord, Randall 29-150.
Passing – Alvord, Cassidy Patterson 6-16-61.
Receiving – Alvord, Brett Martin 3-22.

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