Freshman Nic Arnold intercepts a Lamar County pass as time expires to seal the win for the Bulldogs. (Photo courtesy Conni Tane)

Freshman Nic Arnold intercepts a Lamar County pass as time expires to seal the win for the Bulldogs. (Photo courtesy Conni Tane) 

The Mary Persons JV football team improved its record to 1-1 on the season after a 14-6 win over neighboring Lamar County.

The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Southwest-Macon but due to Covid concerns at Southwest that game was canceled. 

The Bulldogs were able to control the ball nearly the entire first quarter due to a strong running game. However, a holding penalty followed by a false start ended the Bulldog scoring chances. The second quarter was nearly a mirror image with Lamar controlling the ball with their strong running game. With 10 seconds left in the half, Lamar was finally able to punch it in to take a 6-0 halftime lead. 

Thankfully, the second half was all Bulldogs. Once again with their strong running game, the Bulldogs were able to control the clock and field. Running back James May put the Bulldogs on the board in the 3rd quarter with a 1yd run for a 7-6 lead. The Trojans threatened to score but were intercepted by freshman Corey Hart, giving the Bulldogs the ball back. Once again, behind the running of James May and with some timely passing by QB Connor Scott, the Bulldogs drove the field and once again May punched it in from 1yd out for a 14-6 lead in the 4th quarter. The Trojans’ last threat was ended when freshman Nic Arnold intercepted a pass as time expired.