Bulldogs ruin Logos homecoming
SUGAR LAND – Someone among the Baytown Christian football contingent had to ask:
“Who schedules the defending champions for their homecoming game?”
Apparently, Friday, Logos Preparatory did and that turned out to be serious miscalculation as the visiting Bulldogs from Baytown overcame a sluggish start to roll to a 54-8 win and their 18th straight victory
The defending Division III TAPPS six-man champions from Baytown made the one-hour trip to reconnect with the Division I Lions (0-3) who couldn’t get anything going all night. The two used to play regularly until Logos Prep moved up to 11-man football from 2014-2017.
“You want to get your kids fired up for games like this,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “Everybody has us marked on their calendar no matter what and they want to come out and play Baytown hard. That’s tested us and our depth all year long. We’re up to the challenge every week.”
Baytown Christian (4-0) got three touchdown runs by Jakob Wheatfall who ran for 129 yards on eight carries and also threw a touchdown pass.
Colton Anderson ran for two touchdown runs of 14 and 37 yards – the latter ended the game with 2:32 remaining in the third quarter – and finished with 121 yards on the ground while adding a 34-yard scoring catch and run off of a pass from Wheatfall.
Jordan Lewis added 34 yards rushing and one, five-yard touchdown run.
All this was done with starting quarterback Kyron Pitre felled in the first quarter with a banged-up knee and starting running back Jelan Dowdye sitting out with injury.
“It was a good team win with everyone playing their role,” Wheatfall said. “They thought they were going to win, and it was extra motivation. We still need to work harder. We can play better than this.
“We need to clean up on the fumbles. It’s usually miscommunication, but sometimes it’s laziness. It’s going to get better.”
The dropsies still affected the BCA attack as the team fumbled twice, turning it over once, on the team’s first possession.
“That’s two fumbles too many,” Anderson said. “We wanted to improve off of one from last week, but that being said, we ran the ball great.”
Yet, the Bulldogs’ defense dominated all night, pitching a virtual shutout, allowing only two first downs. The Lions only points came on the opening kickoff of the second half against the Bulldogs special teams.
“That was our first shutout,” Wheatfall said. “Everybody was communicating on defense and staying together.”
Sebastian Wilson hit Josh Chhuon for a 17-yard touchdown pass with 57 seconds left in the first quarter to open the scoring after the team wobbled out of the gate after missing time preparing for the game due to Tropical Storm Imelda.
BCA blew the game open with a 28-point second quarter to lead 34-0 at the break.
“I am proud of them, we just have to clean up,” Anderson said. “The one thing I was happy about is that we worked on depth. We had three guys on defense that normally don’t play in a game. We gave up eight points on special teams, but we had three guys on kickoff that normally don’t play there.
“We are just working on that depth in order to hold everyone accountable.”
Next, the Bulldogs travel to San Antonio for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Saturday against hosts Jubilee Academy.