Queen City dominates Chisum, cruises to 42-21 victory
The Queen City Bulldogs celebrated Homecoming last Friday night against the Chisum Mustangs, and before the contest began Jenna Reid and Jordan Owen were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.
The Bulldogs looked to bounce back from a loss at Linden-Kildare in the previous week and Chisum looked to move past a loss at Bells.
In a game ended early due to unsportsmanlike conduct on Chisum, QC walked away with a, 42-21, victory.
The game began as Chisum won the toss and elected to receive.
The Mustangs began their first drive at midfield and were forced to punt after a pair of solid defensive plays from freshman defensive back Terunte Neal.
However, Queen City would not be able to capitalize due to a lost fumble on the following drive.
As Chisum took over on the Queen City 27-yard line, the Mustangs found themselves in a third-down-and-short situation.
The Chisum quarterback handed the ball off for an 18-yard sprint to the end zone.
The PAT was good and the Mustangs led, 7-0, with eight minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Returning to offense, Queen City began its drive on the Chisum 49-yard line.
Quarterback Dylan Scott pitched the ball to Isaiah Stiger for a 48-yard carry down the left side of the field.
Connor Bingham took the hand off on the next play and barreled into the end zone for the Bulldogs’ first score the night.
The PAT by Josue Rea was successful and Queen City tied the game at 7-all.
The teams traded offensive possessions for the rest of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Chisum punted the ball to the Queen City 34-yard line.
On the first play from scrimmage, Scott dropped back to pass and found a wide open Kemya Hicks down the middle of the field.
Hicks cut back to the right side of the field and picked up two good blocks from Hunter Farrington and Bradley Norton resulting in a 51-yard pickup.
The Bulldogs would go on to score on a quarterback keeper by Scott from 1-yard out.
Rea’s PAT attempt was good to bring the score to Queen City 14 and Chisum 7 with 9:43 remaining in the half.
Chisum put together a long drive on its next offensive effort that ended abruptly when the Mustangs fumbled the ball on a counter play.
After chaos in the backfield, senior defensive lineman Christian Little came up with the ball to give the Bulldogs possession.
The Bulldogs began their next drive on the Chisum 23-yard line. After solid runs by Hicks, Scott, and Bingham, Scott found Farrington downfield for a spectacular catch that resulted in a 37-yard gain.
The Bulldogs continued to move the ball on a pitch to Hicks that brought Queen City to the Chisum 5-yard line.
Scott would go on to find the end zone again on a quarterback keeper.
Rea continued his success on the PAT and the Bulldogs led, 21-7, with 10 seconds remaining in the half.
The second half began with the Bulldogs on offense. Queen City continued to run the ball and receive excellent blocking downfield from Farrington. After a 21-yard pickup from Hicks and a short gain by Bingham, Scott pitched the ball to Stiger for another touchdown, this time from 36 yards out. Rea would remain perfect on the PAT kick Queen City stretched its lead to 21 points at, 28-7.
On its next drive, Chisum was able to answer with a touchdown of its own after a 43-yard gain by the Mustangs’ running back set them up with first-and-goal from the Bulldogs’ 1-yard line.
Chisum found pay dirt on the next play to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 14 points, at 28-14, with just over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The team traded possessions on the next drives with Queen City recovering a fumble on the Chisum 37-yard line.
On second-down-and-five, Scott broke a tackle and made a great read to pick up 22 yards and bring the Bulldogs to the Mustangs’ 10-yard line.
After the Bulldogs were stifled on the next play, Scott kept the ball on a quarterback sneak for another Queen City touchdown. The Bulldogs led 35 to 14 with 2:52 remaining in the third quarter.
Chisum ended up committing its third lost fumble on its next drive, giving Queen City another short field on offense. The Bulldogs eventually called on Rea to kick a 42-yard field goal that came up short.
The Bulldogs’ defense continued its success on Chisum’s following drive forcing a turnover on downs. Queen City would also continue to make big plays on offense and go on to score once more, this time on a 3-yard run by Stiger. Rea remained perfect on PAT kicks and the Bulldogs led 42 to 14 with 8:17 remaining in the game.
The Mustangs scored one more time before the decision was made that the game would have to be cut short after severe unsportsmanlike conduct from the Chisum Mustangs.
The game ended, 42-21, in favor of Queen City with a little more than seven minutes left on the clock.
The Bulldogs are on the road this week to take on the Hooks Hornets. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Hooks High School.
Queen City JV lost to Paris Chisum JV 38 -14. QC is now 3-1 on the season.
Logan Shelton had a 65 yd interception returned for a TD.
Demarques Gamble had a 73 yd Kick of return for a touchdown, and Vonte Frank was able to convert the two point attempt.
Queen City will be on the road Thursday in Hooks at 6:30 p.m.