Sep 16, 2023

FB RECAP: Bridgeport uses big plays to get past Hemingford

Posted Sep 16, 2023 6:30 PM

By Alex Benzegala
Panhandle Post 

The Bobcats finished the game strong but could not overcome a tough start as Bridgeport routed Hemingford 70-24 on Friday night. 

When you look at the Bobcat's in the previous three games, it had been Hemingford who had made the big plays early, but Bridgeport scored touchdowns on runs of 49 yards and 54 yards to give the Bulldogs the early lead at home against the Bobcats. 

Bridgeport continued the big plays in the 2nd quarter with scores on offense and defense to make the score 42-0 until Talon Payne scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown and a two-point conversion made it 42-8.

Hemingford football players picture (By Hemingford Public Schools)
Hemingford football players picture (By Hemingford Public Schools)

Big plays were the difference all game as Bridgeport answered with a 63-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 48-8 halftime lead.

Bridgeport continued the avalanche of points in the 2nd half, but Hemingford was able to end the game with some positivity going into next week with two rushing touchdowns, a Lucas Sulzbach four-yard TD and a Ryan Ragsdale 11-yard TD gave the Bobcats the final points of the game. 

"We are not satisfied with a loss, and we are not satisfied with how the game went," Hemingford Head Coach Josh Dean said. "There were some positives, but we know we are trying to meet the Hemingford standard for excellence, so we must have a great week of practice as we get prepared to travel to Maxwell next week."

Hemingford falls to 2-2 on the season, while Bridgeport is 2-2 after winning two games in a row. Bobcats travel to Maxwell who is also 2-2 after beating Sandhills Valley 38-32.