SPORTS HEADLINES

Indians storm past Bulldogs

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 12, 2013

{{{*}}}It was not the way the Alvord Bulldogs were hoping to start league play.

Alvord jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold off a second-quarter Nocona charge and lost, 35-21 Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

Teamwork

TEAMWORK – Alvord’s Damon Ledet and J.D. Griggs combine to make the stop on a Nocona runner Friday. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Nocona (4-2, 1-0) started quickly against the Bulldogs (2-4, 0-1) as Caleb Swafford hit Tyler O’Neal for a four-yard touchdown strike to put Nocona up 6-0.

Alvord came storming back. Joe Randall hit paydirt from 15 yards out to give the Bulldogs their only lead of the night, 7-6.

Swafford struck again in the second quarter with an eight-yard touchdown run and Nocona’s John Jennings then put the Indians up 20-7 before the half with a 21-yard scamper.

The Bulldogs kept battling, striking back in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Randall. That score put the Bulldogs within a touchdown at 20-14.

But a few minutes later Jennings struck again with a two-yard run. The Indians were up 28-14 after the two-point conversion.

Cassidy Patterson hit Jaylon White for a 38-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but it would be the last Bulldog score of the night.

Nocona put the final margin on the board when Jennings crossed the goalline with just over three minutes left.

Alvord travels to Holliday Friday.

NOCONA 35, ALVORD 21

Nocona … 6 … 14 … 8 … … 7 … – … 35
Alvord … 7 … 0 … 7 … … 7 … – … 21

FIRST QUARTER

Nocona 7:06 – Caleb Swafford 4 pass to Tyler ONeal. PAT failed.
Alvord 4:55 – Joe Randall 15 run. Jose Luna kick.

SECOND QUARTER

Nocona 11:51 – Swafford 8 run. John Jennings two point conversion.
Nocona 6:40 – Jennings 21 run. PAT failed.

THIRD QUARTER

Alvord 8:14 – Randall 1 run. Luna kick.
Nocona 3:04 – Jennings 2 run. Jennings PAT.

FOURTH QUARTER

Alvord 11:03 – Cassidy Patter 38 pass to Jaylon White. Luna kick.
Nocona 3:17 – Jenning 5 run. Catalino Hernadez kick.

ALVORD … NOCONA

First Downs … 10 … 20
Rushes Yards … 27-106 … 46-292
Passing Yards … 131 … 148
Total Yards … 237 … 440
Comp-Att-Int … 12-20-1 … 14-26-5
Punts … 3-30-3 … 1-15
Fumbles lost … 4-2 … 1-0
Penalties … 3-25 … 4-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing – Alvord, Joe Randall 18-117. Nocona, Jennings 29-221.
Receiving – Alvord, White 4-64. Nocona, Christian Ibarra 6-44.
Passing – Alvord, Cassidy Patterson 12-20-131. Nocona, Swafford 14-26-148.

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