Bulldogs crush Ingram, 56-7, get ready for Yellowjackets

The Brady Bulldogs spotted the Ingram Warriors a touchdown, then crushed them enroute to a 56-7 non-district game last Friday night in Ingram. The Dogs are now 2-2 after an 0-2 start. Ingram is 0-4. Brady coach Glen Jones said that Ingram’s TD woke up the Bulldogs. “Things just started to snowball as the game progressed,” he said. Jones said that it was an all-around good game’no turnovers, kicking game improved, blocked a punt. “We were just very balanced (225 yards rushing and 162 yards passing) and every week we’re getting better.” He added that the team was focused on finishing the game, and the squad was able to score with back-up players. Jones said that the coaches had trouble figuring out who made a tackle because there were so many players in the pile. Another big factor to the team’s success is that Xander Leatherwood, who had struggled earlier in the season, put it all together. He boomed kickoffs inside the 10, made six of seven extra points and had one punt for 42 yards. Quarterback Ruben Resendez had a career night, completing 10 of 15 passes for 162 yards and no interceptions. Jones was pleased that Resendez spread it around, finding six different receivers. Still another item was that the team scored 56 points, the 13th largest in Brady’s football history of 83 years. The game began with a pop. Warrior running back Tyler Brown burst through the defense and sped 61 yards before being brought down by Brady safety Mackenzie Hirt. On third down from the one, Justin Martinez scored and Sean Kelly booted the point after to lead 7-0. It didn’t take long for the Bulldogs to recover’ scoring just a bit over two minutes later. After three running plays, Resendez completed a pair of passes to Jake Long and Tyler Campbell. On the next play from the Ingram 15, Long got five yards, fumbled it and Jon Langseth plucked it out of the air and ran into the end zone. Leatherwood tacked on the extra point, and the game was tied with 7:27 left in the first period. The touchdowns would come quickly thereafter. On the Warriors’ next possession, they ran nine plays, but on fourth down from the Ingram 38, Brady defensive tackle Daniel Salas, a 181-pound senior, blocked the punt, picked it up and reached the one-yard line before he was tackled. It took four plays, but Brady’s top running back, Prennis Williams, got the TD. The kick was good, and it was 14-7 with 26 seconds left in the first quarter. It took a while, but the Bulldogs set up at their own 42 after a 10 yard return by Brantley King. In nine plays, Williams got the TD on a 15-yard run. Williams passed to Josh Behrens for the two points, making it 22-7. On Ingram’s second play after the kickoff, defensive back Lonnie Williams intercepted a Kenny Avans pass and returned it 18 yards to the Ingram 12. It took a while for the Dogs to score (two penalties, three short gains). Battling the clock, Resendez completed a pair of passes, one to King of 15 yards, and a seven-yarder to Tyler Campbell for the TD. The kick was good, and the Bulldogs led, 29-7. The second half was a nightmare for the Warriors. They only ran 20 plays, committed two fumbles and had the Bulldogs score 27 more points. Brady received and Luke Sammons recovered the onside kick at the Ingram 48. In six plays the Dogs had scored. The touchdown was a 25-yard pass from Resendez to Langseth. After the PAT, it was 36-7 with 9:45 left in the third period. The Bulldogs stopped the Warriors after six plays, and Kyle Pieper punted to the Brady 20 and King returned it to the 25. This drive took eight plays after a couple of bobbles by the Dogs. Big play in the march was a 42-yard pass from Resendez to tight end Clayton Hallford that placed the ball at the Warrior 15. Two plays later Long scored from the four-yard line. Leatherwood missed this one, and it was 42-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Brown fumbled and Austin Rice recovered for the Dogs at the Ingram 25. After an incomplete pass, Long ran up the middle 25 yards for the TD. The kick made it 49-7 with 1:56 left in the third quarter. Again the Warriors fumbled on the second play at the Ingram 24, and Langseth recovered. The Dogs scored this time, after a penalty and a couple of no gains, when Lonnie Williams skirted left end and scored on a 2-yard run. The kick was true, and it was 56-7 with still 11:02 left in the game. Neither team threatened with reserves playing the remainder of the game. “I think we played a very physical game. We had no injuries. Resendez made good decisions and made good choices at the line of scrimmage,” Jones said. His only complaint of the game was that the team broke the century mark in penalties (9 for 105). Tackle leaders for the Doggies were Luke Sammons 7, Isaiah Conrad 7, Lonnie Williams 7, Josh Behrens 6, Daniel Salas 6, Clayton Hallford 5. The Bulldogs will have a tailgate rally Tuesday (tonight) at 7:15 p.m. to get ready for the Llano Yellowjackets. The Jackets are 3-1 on the season with a win over Taylor last Friday night, 22-8.

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