By Brooke Mitcham
COLMESNEIL – The Bulldogs took on the Grapeland Sandies on Friday, October 11. The Dogs fought hard in the first two quarters but went into 0-22. Throughout the third and fourth quarter, the Bulldogs got into a rhythm and scored 24 points before the game ended. Senior Kaleb Powers did a great job in the back end coming away with the only interception of the game. Junior Kobe Shird played well at nose guard.
Freshman Reed Best and Sophomore Jermi Shamblin performed exceptionally well in coverage for the Bulldogs. Every player in the jumbo package did a great job. The Sandies are one of the top ten teams in the state and the Bulldogs fought hard and only came up short by only two touchdowns.
Senior Gerrick Vrooman plays wide receiver and outside linebacker for the Bulldogs and stated, “We came out and fought hard against Grapeland and only lost by two touchdowns. We have grown a tremendous amount since last year and we are much more disciplined as a team. We have the potential to go far this year and I am grateful to be a part of the Colmesneil Bulldog football team.”
The next game for the Bulldogs will be in West Hardin on Friday, Oct. 18. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
The Lady Dog volleyball team traveled to Goodrich on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Lady Dogs took home a win in three games. The score of the first game was 25-2, the second game ended in
25-19, and the third game came out with a final score of 25-9. Junior Mckayla Pittman led the Lady Dogs in serves and had 26 serves throughout the game. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Lady Dogs traveled to Groveton to play the Lady Indians. Sadly, the Dogs were not able to pull out a win. The final score of the first game was 21-25, the second was 14-25, and the third game ended 18-25. The Lady Dogs are still in first place in district and their district record is 9-1. The Dogs will begin the third round of district by traveling to Kennard on Tuesday, October 15. The game will begin at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 18 the Lady Dogs will travel to Chester to take on the Lady Yellowjackets at 4:30 p.m.