Bulldogs fall to Winnsboro
The Queen City Bulldogs played their home opener against the Winnsboro Red Raiders last Friday night. The Bulldogs looked to build on their previous game against Harleton.
Although Queen City battled until the Red Raiders were able to pull off a, 34-16, win.
Queen City came out of the gate aggressively by attempting and successfully recovering an onside kick to begin the game. The Bulldogs started their first drive from the 50-yard line and quickly turned the ball over after an interception on third down.
Winnsboro’s offense moved the ball near the Queen City 20-yard line and was forced to turn the ball over on downs by the Bulldogs’ defense.
The teams traded offensive possessions until early in the second quarter when the Red Raiders scored on a counter play from 16 yards out. The PAT was unsuccessful and Winnsboro led, 6-0, with 11:45 remaining in the second quarter.
The Bulldogs began their next drive on their own 45-yard line. Queen City effectively moved the ball to the Winnsboro 35-yard line until the Red Raiders forced a fumble, recovering the ball and stopping the drive.
The Queen City defense was able to stifle what looked like a promising drive for the Red Raiders by forcing another turnover on downs.
Defensive back Hunter Farrington made the key tackle to give the Bulldogs the ball at their own 16-yard line.
Queen City committed another turnover on an interception and the Red Raiders capitalized by scoring another touchdown. The teams entered halftime with the score of Winnsboro 14 and Queen City zero.
The third quarter began quickly for Winnsboro as they attempted and recovered an onside kick of their own.
The Red Raiders began their first possession of the second half at midfield and scored another touchdown after a seven play drive.
The two point conversion was successful but Winnsboro widened the lead to 22 points early in the third quarter.
The Red Raiders would try another onside kick but Queen City was able to recover at midfield.
On third-and-10 during the drive, quarterback Dylan Scott threw a pass downfield that was tipped by the Red Raiders.
Queen City wide receiver Vonte Frank grabbed the ball out of the air for a 48-yard touchdown reception. Terunte Neal scored on the two point conversion to cut the Winnsboro lead to 14 points at, 22-8, with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter.
The teams traded possessions until Winnsboro pulled away late in the third quarter.
The Red Raiders scored on a five yard touchdown run with 47 seconds in the third quarter.
Winnsboro also scored a touchdown with 7:32 remaining in the fourth.
The Bulldogs scored on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Frank midway through the fourth quarter. The two point conversion was also successful on a pass from Scott to Farrington.
The game ended with a final score of Queen City 16 and Winnboro 34.
Queen City is back in action against Hooks this week. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Hooks High School.