A year after going undefeated and winning the Floyd County Athletic Association league championship, the Bulldogs have won two of their first five games.
“We are a young team this year, with some seventh graders as starters,” head coach Bob Tracy said. “I can see us making strides each game that will help the boys continue to get better and become more comfortable with our system.”
On Sept. 27, the Bulldogs played a strong defensive game against Pepperell but eventually they came up on the short end of a 14-0 score.
“We can’t expect to win when we fumble the ball on their goal line twice,” Tracy said, who also noted that the team committed too many penalties.
On Oct. 4, Cedartown picked up their second win of the year, beating Chattooga 22-6.
The game was scoreless at halftime. Chattooga used a 62-yard touchdown run to go ahead 6-0 in the third quarter, but Cedartown responded by scoring on their next three possessions.
The first score came on a Lee Sisson quarterback sneak, with Darien Hargrove scoring on the two-point conversion.
Zontarius Scofield was responsible for the next two touchdowns. He scored first on a 60-yard scamper. After a successful two-point try, Cedartown was ahead 16-6.
Scofield then scored again, this time on a 54-yard sprint to make the final 22-6.
“I am proud of the way the boys played,” Tracy said. “We made a few adjustments at halftime and came out in the second half and executed the game plan and stayed focused.”
On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Bulldogs lost to Coosa 46-24.
“Coosa is a very good football team,” Tracy said. “We played well in the first half, and the score was 14-12 at halftime. In the second half, we made a lot of mistakes, and the game got away from us. Coosa capitalized on every mistake that we made.”
Tracy did note the play of his quarterback, Sisson.
“He looked more comfortable throwing the football and running the offense,” Tracy said. “He changed plays according to what the defensive front showed us.”
Sisson threw a touchdown to Lane LeBlanc, according to Tracy.
“Walker Barrow played a good game,” Tracy noted. “He had an interception in the first half which led to a score.
“Zontarius Scofield had another good game, both offensively and defensively. Offensively he did well running the football again, resulting in a touchdown. Defensively, he made a lot of good tackles.”
Cedartown will play their final game of the regular season next Tuesday, hosting Darlington at Cedartown High School.