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News Story
Updated: 10/04/2013 06:39:25PM

Bulldogs down Mulberry

in Phosphate Bowl

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PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.

Frostproof's running back takes it down the sideline in the game Friday night against Mulberry.

PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.

Frostproof football players gang up on Mulberry's running back in the game Friday night in Mulberry.

PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.

Benjamin Simons gets tackled by Frostproof's Richard Cobb in Friday night's game.

PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.

Cecil Cherry makes a gain against Mulberry in Friday night's game in Mulberry.

By BILL ROGERS

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Undefeated Frostproof overcame some mistakes but still managed to record another lopsided victory Friday night.

Mulberry was the victim this time as the Bulldogs rolled to a 34-0 win at the Phosphate Bowl in Mulberry.

The game was called at the 8:47 mark of the fourth period due to an injured Mulberry player

The Bulldogs’ offense continued to look impressive. They have racked up 141 points in three games.

On its first possession Frostproof picked up a first down but a loss on a fumbled snap forced a punt.

Both teams were hurt by turnovers in the first quarter but neither side could take advantage of the opportunities.

There was no score at the end of the first quarter.

The Bulldogs got their offense untracked in the second quarter. They struck quickly, taking only three plays to cover 60 yards.

Trevis Herrington raced 5 yards into the end zone for the first score of the game at the 10:09 mark of the quarter. The Bulldogs went for two points and a lateral to Jarviel Hart was successful to make it 8-0.

A fumble by Mulberry’s Willie Walker that was recovered by Richard Cobb set the Bulldogs up in great field position at the Panthers’ 23.

But Frostproof couldn’t cash in. The Bulldogs pushed the ball to the 10-yard line, but they lost another fumble.

The Bulldogs put together their second scoring drive, starting from their own 45. They overcame two penalties and an 8-yard loss during the drive. A 41-yard pass from Xavier Gaines to Hart for the touchdown made it 14-0 with 2:04 left in the quarter. A pass attempt for two points failed and the visitors

were up by two scores at the half.

The Bulldogs’ defense pitched a first-half shutout for the second week in a row.

Frostproof took the second half kickoff and marched from its own 20 to the Panthers’ 21. But Herrington coughed up the ball and Mulberry recovered to end the threat.

Another Mulberry turnover set up Frostproof’s third touchdown. Hart intercepted an overthrown pass by Jordon Sweet.

The Bulldogs were helped by three penalties against the Panthers on the drive. Two of them were for having too many players on the field.

Jaylyn McKinney’s 17-yard run around the left side made it 20-0 with 2:34 remaining in the third quarter. A pass attempt for two points was intercepted but the Bulldogs were in control.

Frostproof added two touchdowns within 12 seconds of each other early in the fourth quarter.

Cecil Cherry scored the touchdown and Marcus Bobb ran for the two-point conversion to put the Bulldogs on top 28-0. A 50-yard pass from Gaines to Dewayne Hobbs-Larkin was the big play in the drive.

On the ensuing kickoff, Mulberry fumbled the ball and the Bulldogs recovered at the Panther 19. Gaines hit Herrington on the next play for the touchdown. The extra-point kick attempt failed and it was now 34-0.

Frostproof will be back on the road again on Sept. 20 but it will be a much longer trip. The Bulldogs will travel to Spring Hill, in northern Pasco County, to take on Bishop McLaughlin.


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