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Football: Bulls try to shore up defense

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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The Bridgeport Bulls couldn’t slow down Gainesville’s running duo of Calion and Brandon Baker last week.

The pair ran for 371 yards and six touchdowns against the Bulls, who fell to 0-3.

As the Bulls prepare to face their third straight opponent out of District 4-4A Division I Sanger Friday, they will be looking to shore up the defense.

In three games, Bridgeport is allowing 378 yards per game.

Bridgeport coach Shannon Wilson said the Bulls must improve on playing assignments, pursuing the ball and making tackles.

“It’s new a scheme. We just need to work on it more and more,” Wilson said.

The Bulls defense will get another test this week against Sanger’s dual-threat quarterback CJ Jackson. The signal caller ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns last week in a blowout of Krum. He has 214 yards on the ground in three games.

Bridgeport quarterback Jadon Maddux threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns last week against Gainesville. Colton Waters caught nine passes for 114 yards and Michael Cole seven for 105.

“Jadon had a good game. The kids would try to answer and respond every time they scored,” Wilson said. “We just needed some defensive stops.”

GAINESVILLE 53, BRIDGEPORT 28

Bridgeport … 7 … 14 … 7 … 0 … – … 28
Gainesville … 17 … 15 … 7 … 14 … – … 53

FIRST QUARTER

Gainesville – 8:17, Calion Baker 3 run, Ivan Franco kick
Bridgeport – 5:03, Christian Hand 1 run, Colton Waters kick
Gainesville – 4:07, Calion Baker 48 run, Franco kick
Gainesville – 1:40, Franco 27 field goal

SECOND QUARTER

Bridgeport – 7:43, Andrew Horton 17 pass from Jadon Maddux, Waters kick
Gainesville – 6:19, Calion Baker 9 run, Franco kick
Bridgeport – 4:11, Michael Cole 51 pass from Maddux, Waters kick
Gainesville – 3:23, Calion Baker 30 pass from Draylon Frankin, Josh Kemp run

THIRD QUARTER

Bridgeport – 7:32, Waters 17 pass from Maddux, Waters kick
Gainesville – 5:56, Calion Baker 12 run, Franco kick

FOURTH QUARTER

Gainesville – 10:45, Calion Baker 23 run, Franco kick
Gainesville – 6:44, Brandon Baker 62 run, Franco kick

BRIDGEPORT … GAINESVILLE

First Downs … 24 … 17
Rushes-Yards … 30-125 … 33-374
Passing Yards … 333 … 90
Total Yards … 458 … 464
Comp-Att-Int … 26-39-2 … 4-6-0
Punts-Average … 2-40 … 0-0
Fumbles-Lost … 0-0 … 0-0
Penalties-Yards … 7-80 … 10-70

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Bridgeport, Christian Hand 18-92, Michael Cole 4-10, Jadon Maddux 6-9, Carson Johnson 2-14. Gainesville, Calion Baker 18-169, Brandon Baker 14-202, Draylon Franklin 1-3.

PASSING: Bridgeport, Maddux 26-39-2-333. Gainesville, Franklin 4-6-0-90.

RECEIVING: Bridgeport, Colton Waters 9-114, Michael Cole 7-105, Andrew Horton 7-75, Christian Hand 2-28, Ethan Herschler 2-11.

BRIDGEPORT (0-3) AT SANGER (1-2)

7:30 p.m., Friday
at Indian Stadium

BRIDGEPORT HARRIS RATING: 199

BRIDGEPORT NOTABLE: The Bulls had two 100-yard receivers against Gainesville.

SANGER HARRIS RATING: 225

SANGER NOTABLE: CJ Jackson ran for 158 yards and 2 TDs in 49-7 win over Krum.

HARRIS LINE: Sanger by 27

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