FHS Homecoming ‘bombed’ by Ballard
The Fulton City Bulldogs battled with Ballard Memorial last Friday night, but lost 26-8 on Homecoming night.
The game was close in the first half, with the Bombers taking a 7-0 lead at the 8:10 mark of the first quarter.
Parker Rathman rushed in from 16-yards, with the extra point kick converted.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs mounted a drive to their 25-yard line.
On a second down play, Ballard Memorial’s Jaydon Sullivan stripped the football from Deontae King, and raced 75-yards to the endzone.
This score gave the Bombers a 13-0 halftime advantage.
The only score of the third quarter came from the Bombers at the 2:16 mark, when Trevor Howard scored on a 17-yard run.
This score gave Ballard a 20-0 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Fulton City cut the lead to 20-2, with a safety by Ladarius Coble.
At the 6:26 mark of the quarter, the Bulldogs cut the lead to 20-8, when Jahiem King crossed the goal line on an 11-yard run.
The Bombers then sealed the win with 3:10 to play, when Rathman scored his second touchdown from six-yards out for the final 26-8 score.
The football game was stopped at the 1:40 mark, when players and fans from both sides spilled onto the field.
Multiple law enforcement officials were on the scene, and escorted players from the playing field.
Following the game, Bulldogs coach Harold Hutcherson said turnovers hurt the teams chances.
“Two turnovers hurt us and a couple of plays we got out of position. I put that on me. I called the wrong play and had my player in the wrong spot. The fumble that was returned before halftime was big for them. I think we were going to score to possibly take the lead. You know it’s just those little things. We can’t go two steps forward and three steps back. We are just going to continue working. I have kids that are not going to stop. We will be back.”
On the night, the Bulldogs rushed for 178-yards, with Jordan Lannom leading the way with 48. He was followed by Camarae Cobb 45, Jahiem King 40, Kire Tribble 30 and Deontae King 15.
On the receiving end, Tribble had five receptions for 80-yards, with Amire Hobbs 22-yards and Hunter Hayes 10-yards.
On the defensive side of play, Ladarius Coble and Zion Yisreal each had five tackles, with Deontae King and Hunter Hayes adding four each.
To see photos of Fulton High School Senior football players and managers being honored during Senior Night, click here.
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