Enterprise falls to Bulldogs, 28-22

Published 12:28 am Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Enterprise Yellow Jackets were hunting for victory against Clarkdale Friday night, and they almost found it. But Clarkdale won the rivalry 28-22.

Before Friday, the Bulldogs had scored a grand total of just 12 points across three games. In the last six minutes of the final quarter of their home battle against the Yellow Jackets, however, they put up 22 points, ending the game with 28.

“It is going to come down to us being physical and not backing down,” Coach Brooks Burns said as his team prepared for the game. Though they fulfilled what he wanted, the game just didn’t go their way.

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“We played hard for the most part,” Burns said following the game. “We’d gain a little bit of yards at a time. We kept the ball moving — kept control of the ball, for the most part.”

Enterprise came out on the field with determination and drive, Burns said, and took an early lead.

“First drive, we drove down and scored,” he said. “We kind of went back-and-forth, and then we were able to put another drive together before halftime. We were able to stop them.”

In the second half the Yellow Jackets felt the way they’d been playing was good, and would be enough to bring home a W.

“But we just couldn’t hold on to it in those last few minutes,” Burns said.

The Enterprise head coach didn’t call anyone on his team a standout Friday night, because he felt they all deserved recognition for how well they performed.

“I’m proud of our guys,” said the coach. “They left everything on the field. They played as hard as they could, and they had great hustle.”

The Yellow Jackets are 0-4 on the season. They’ll face McLaurin (3-1) Friday on the Tigers’ home turf.