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Bulldogs dominate in preseason matchup
Tuesday, 09.02.2014, 04:59pm (GMT-5)

By Nathan Herndon
One step closer. As college football kicks off this weekend the hype around the gridiron battlefield is higher than ever, and Minco is one step closer to waging war themselves. Our boys traveled way out west to flex their steel in the annual Sayre-Minco scrimmage, which in recent years hasn’t been much in the way of competition. This past Friday that trend continued as the Bulldog offense shredded the Eagle defensive front while our own defense was a force rivaled only by Sampson (pre-buzz cut days). 
The Bulldogs were on the attack from the get-go, stopping every Sayre effort to advance the ball, allowing only one first down through four possessions and holding their opponents to negative yardage for a large part of the afternoon. In fact, Sayre wasn’t even allowed into the end zone until their second to last possession, at which point Minco’s first team defense had effectively left the field and the second wave of bulldog defenders had held the line for quite some time. Minco’s offense was at least as if not more dominant than the defense, acting with the momentum of a freight train plunging down a steep greased track. They accomplished a touchdown on their first snap, getting into the end zone with a 65-yard completion on a slant route bombed from Hunter Jones to Tyler Rose, however this was called back due to a penalty. The very next down Ringo Garrett muscled his way past Sayre’s front line and cruised all the way to a touchdown, nullifying the flag thrown just before. Before Sayre got to touch the ball again our boys had chalked up two more touchdown (two ground attacks by Tucker Halstead and Ringo). In the next set of possessions the Eagles  accomplished only one first down to Minco’s five touchdowns (two through the air and three on the ground). This offensive possession was highlighted by a broken play that backup quarterback  fixed by reversing the ball 51 yards across the field then another 60 yards up the field and eventually into the end zone. And simply to add to the dominance of the competition, you could routinely see the Bulldog offense line driving crimson jerseys backwards, opening up running lanes all over the field.
No official score was kept, but tallies were kept on the side line and after all was said and done Minco ended up on top approximately 98-14. A product of three running backs scoring at least two touchdowns and touchdown passes being completed to four Bulldog receivers. This was a snapshot of the potentially incredible season that officially begins this Fridaynight.
Nathan Herndon

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