Edna bowls over Bulldogs
By Michael Brooks
A week after getting a very big win over state-ranked East Bernard, the only thing that was going to stop the Edna Cowboys from finishing off their pre-district schedule undefeated was themselves. The Cowboys overcame numerous penalties to rush for 586 yards to win their homecoming game over the Boling Bulldogs 41-13.
“I don’t know if it is leftover from a big game last week, homecoming – blame it on whatever you want, but it was sloppy,” Edna head football coach Jerry Long said. “We’ve got to clean that up. But a win is a win. Ugly or not, it is still a win.”
Both teams traded punts to open the game but on the Cowboys second drive they got on the board. Javonte Seymore got things going when he broke free for a 48-yard run and Kenny Haynes followed up with a 26-yard touchdown run that gave the Cowboys a quick 7-0 lead.
On the following drive, the Bulldogs answered back when their running back broke free on a 56-yard run and after a horse collar penalty, Boling had the ball at the Edna five-yard line. Two plays later, they punched it in. A bad snap on the extra point attempt let the Cowboys hold a 7-6 lead. The Cowboys put another drive together on their next possession but three straight penalties made the drive stall and they had to punt the ball away.
After both teams traded punts again, Haynes picked up 22 yards and then a few plays later Austin Black broke free for what appeared to be a touchdown run. After the officials conferred, they ruled Black down inches from the end zone, but Black carried the ball in on the next play to give the Cowboys a 14-6 lead.
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