Alvord’s comeback attempt falls short in loss to Lindsay

By Messenger Staff | Published Friday, October 26, 2018.
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The Alvord Bulldogs forced four turnovers, converting three into touchdowns, but couldn’t rally from a 22-point first-half deficit, falling to Lindsay 28-22 on the road Friday night at Henry B. Schroeder Stadium.

Alvord came out strong, marching down the field on their first drive. Using a wishbone formation, the Bulldogs drove 60 yards and eventually scored on a 17-yard pass from Corbyn Cornell to Shea Buckaloo. The PAT kick was blocked, leaving Alvord with a 6-0 lead less than 4 minutes into the game.

Lindsay answered just 27 seconds later thanks to a double pass as quarterback Seth Foster threw a lateral to receiver Tyler Yancey, who found Aaron Fleitman for a 57-yard score. Yancey added the PAT kick to put the Knights ahead 7-6.

After an interception from Yancey, the Knights scored again on a 22-yard quarterback keeper from Foster to go up 14-6.

Early in the second quarter, Foster added a 3-yard run to put the home team up 21-6. The Knights increased their lead to 28-6 on a 6-yard run by Kyle Ott.

But a Lindsay fumble with 2:36 left in the half opened the door for Alvord to score just before halftime on a 5-yard run from Clayton Machal. The 2-point conversion from Cornell to Machal made it 28-14 at halftime.

The Bulldogs kept the momentum early in the third quarter as Machal picked off a Foster pass and returned it seven yards for a touchdown. Another 2-point conversion brought Alvord within 6 at 28-22.

Alvord had a chance at the end of the game with the ball inside the Lindsay 30-yard line, but a quarterback sack and fumble on a fourth-and-13 ended Alvord’s chances with 3 seconds left.

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