Bulldogs defeat Tarrant for first win of the season


Senior running back Ronezz Stevens runs for a big gain against Tarrant.

Alyssa Dennis, Sports Writer

    Struggles throughout the first three games could not keep Andrew Zow’s Bulldogs from finding a path to success as they defeated the Tarrant Wildcats 26-7.
    “We had a great team win, and I hope that it motivates us for the rest of the season,” Zow said.  “There were positives throughout the game, but watching film indicates that we still have room to grow.”
    The first touchdown of the game came with 59 seconds left in the first quarter on a 22-yard touchdown pass to senior Landon Goodwin from senior Trevor Chatham, followed by a field goal by junior Quintezz Stevens.
    “It feels great since it was our first win and my first year playing football since I was 10 years old,” Goodwin said.  “I feel like I gave 100%, and it translated into a win.”
    During the second quarter, sophomore Michael McKenzie intercepted the ball to run 70 yards for a touchdown.  Q. Stevens’ kick failed, sending the Bulldogs to the field house leading 13-0.
    Both teams scored in the third quarter.  Montevallo scored twice.  Senior Ronezz Stevens scored on a 6-yard run for the Bulldogs.  Q. Stevens’ kick put another point on the board for the Bulldogs.  Goodwin scored with four minutes left on a 62-yard pass.  Q. Stevens’ kick was unsuccessful. 
    Tarrant scored their first and only touchdown of the game on a 93-yard kickoff return, leaving the score in the Bulldogs favor, 26-7.
    “During practice we worked hard on filling in blocks, and making up walls,” sophomore Dajion Young.  “I loved the way we fought.  It felt good to win with great team work and some good blocks.”
    Chatham led the Bulldogs, completing 3 of 13 passes for 86 yards.  Goodwin received all three passes, scoring 2 touchdowns.   After rushing for 114 yards on 13 attempts, R. Stevens was injured during the fourth quarter. 
    “I felt like the team did a pretty good job running the ball,” R. Stevens said.  “The line did their job.  I believe we will continue to get better.  When I come back, I hope to go harder than before.”