Weatherford Democrat

Sports

September 21, 2013

Bulldogs rush to ‘W’in column

Defense pitches second-half shutout in comeback win as Millsap snaps string

— By SALLY SEXTON

 

MILLSAP – The relief coming from the first win of the season was evident for the Millsap Bulldogs Friday night — from head coach Kyle Coker’s post-game speech, to getting iced by his players at midfield.

The Bulldogs snapped a 17-game losing streak, dating back to the 2011 season, by defeating Windthorst at home, 21-20.

“We had a chip on our shoulder from a long losing streak and we got it off tonight,” Coker said. “We had the feeling at the beginning of tonight that this was our game.”

The Bulldogs didn’t get off to their fastest start, as it was the Trojans who scored first. Windthorst quarterback Chandler King completed a 25-yard pass to Caleb Lindley for the first score. King’s 12-yard run five minutes later gave the visiting team a 13-0 advantage by the close of the first quarter.

But Millsap bounced back, holding the Trojans to a punt on fourth down in their first possession of the next quarter, before finding the end zone on Andrew Tyson’s 30-yard scamper.

Despite a fumbled snap on the extra point kick, holder Bradley Bottoms was able to corral the ball and run it in for a two-point conversion, which would be the difference in the ball game.

Windthorst added another score to close out the first half on a King-Hayden Hoffman connection to help the Trojans widen the gap, but it would be their last score of the quarter.

With the Bulldog defense holding tight, the offense trudged ahead, scoring a 4-yard touchdown on a Morgen DePriest run in the third and a Dylan Burton 2-yard run in the fourth, giving Millsap the lead for good.

The Trojans had one last chance with seven minutes to play in the fourth when they regained possession after a Millsap fumble. Windthorst drove the ball down field, but would only get as close as the Millsap 47-yard line, as the Bulldog defense deflected two passes and held King to a short run to force Windthorst to turn the ball over on downs.

“Our offense finally broke through tonight,” Coker said of Millsap’s running game, which was responsible for all 323 yards of Millsap’s offense. “Our running game was fantastic and our defense, even though it bent, didn’t break.”

 

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 0417 Cyc WHS HHinton WISD board honor WISD board touts local cycler

    Weatherford High freshman Hunter Hinton was recognized by WISD Board members for representing the district in the Texas High School Cycling League. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 GSB BROCK SENIOR NITE District, area and regionals provide rash of competition for area schools

    The past few weeks have heralded the conclusion of the regular season for numerous spring competitions, but the seasons are far from over.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0418 TnF TCA state champ boys Local private schools fare well in TCAF state competition

    The Trinity Christian Academy boy’s track team won the TCAF state championship on Saturday at Springtown High School. 

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0416 BBs WHS Terry Massey 400 wins Massey records 400th win

    Weatherford High School Head Baseball Coach Terry Massey was recognized by WISD Board Members on Thursday for recently receiving his 400th career win. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • WC to send four, or more, to CNFR

    BIG SPRING, Tex. – With one rodeo to go in the regular season, four Weatherford College cowboys have already clinched a berth in the College National Finals Rodeo and the WC men are holding on to a slim lead for a nationals berth as a team.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0413 GSb WHS SrNite Lady Roos top Lamar, celebrate Senior Night

    A very thorough accounting of Weatherford softball’s seniors, who were honored on Friday at Lady Roos Field prior to the final district home game, was followed by an even more thorough pummeling of Arlington Lamar’s Lady Vikings.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roo football’s Lift-A-Thon dual-purpose event

    The Weatherford Football Booster Club is touting an up coming event in hopes of generating excitement as the spring football practice sessions loom nearer, and to raise funds to benefit Weatherford ISD athletics.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 TnF WHS Madison Cooley Aledo sweeps district meet; WHS’ Cooley tops field

    Aledo track & field dominated the District 7-4A meet held on Wednesday and Thursday at Aledo  High School, sweeping all four divisions in the process.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0413 TnF WCS state qualifiers WCS sends athletes to state meet

    The Weatherford Christian School track team sent nearly a dozen qualifiers to the TCAF state meet this weekend as a result of a stellar showing at the district meet. 

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports in brief

    Rangers mark 20 years in ballpark 

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been to consecutive World Series, had a perfect game and hosted Major League Baseball’s first regular-season interleague game since moving into their ballpark 20 years ago.

    April 11, 2014

Latest NASCAR Headlines
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case