Growing pains continue for Jr. Bulldogs

By Joel Charron

The General Amherst Jr. football continues to be a work in progress.

The Jr. Bulldogs took another blow to the body losing their second straight game Wednesday afternoon to the Catholic Central Comets 35-0.

The Jr. Dogs were held off the board for the second straight game, which is beginning to take its toll on the team.

“It’s frustrating for sure,” said Amherst running back Tyler Week’es.

Although the score may indicates a blow out, the Jr. Bulldogs showed signs of improvements in certain areas, however blocking still remains an issue with the young squad.

Amherst quarterback Eric Parker get crushed seconds after getting rid of the ball.

“We need better blocking from our lineman,” said Week’es.

The Jr. Bulldogs kept it close in the first half, with the Comets scoring on a 9-yard and 72-yard touchdowns runs. Catholic Central successfully completed a two-point conversion on their second touchdown to put the Comets up 15-0.

Early in the second half Amherst drove deep into Comets territory, but the dive was stopped when Amherst fumbled at the Catholic Central’s 14-yard line.

Amherst would get the ball back a few plays later when Catholic Central returned the favour with a fumble of their own on Amherst 48 yard line.

Amherst caught a break when a Comets 90-yard touchdown run was called back because of a holding penalty.

The second half didn’t hold too much relief for the Jr. Bulldogs. The Comets recovered and ran back a 35-yard major on the Jr. Bulldogs opening drive of the half.

After causing the Jr. Bulldogs to go three and out, the Comets piled on with a 26-yard touchdown run to go up 29-0.

In the fourth quarter, Amherst recovered a Comet fumble, however gave it back to Catholic Central when Eric Parker threw an interception, which led to a Catholic Central 35-yard touchdown run.

In the dying minutes of the game, Amherst once drove deep into Comet territory, only to fumble on the Comet’s 15-yard line to end the game.

“We moved the ball fairly well, but not well enough,” said head coach Dave Scott. “We have a long way to go.”

Although the score may not depict it, Scott said his squad played much better, stating he used more Grade 9’s than he did against Villanova.

Scott noted that the blocking sled would be ready to use next week, which helps with developing the team’s blocking and tackling skills. He also added that the Jr. Bulldogs have good practices, they just have to transfer that to the field.

Comments are closed.