84.2 F
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
HomeNews‘Dogs edged by Goddard, 21-14

‘Dogs edged by Goddard, 21-14

Related stories

Bulldog soccer splits with St. Pius, Los Lunas

The Bulldog soccer team closed out its 2023 regular...

Local philanthropist and businessman, Mack Chase has died at the age of 92

The family released a statement early on Monday afternoon,...

Sports Editor

The most unusual statistics of Friday’s District 4-AAAA opener between Artesia and Goddard will likely cause every football fan in the state to do a double-take: passing yards for the Bulldogs, 86 … total completions, just five.

It is a rare day indeed that finds Artesia’s passing game sputtering, and on a night that saw the ‘Dogs turn both of their fourth-quarter possessions over on downs, it spelled the difference in a tight 21-14 loss to the Class 4A top-ranked Rockets.

An unfortunate breakdown on special teams led to Goddard’s go-ahead score with 2:51 to go in the third quarter at Bulldog Bowl, a 75-yard kickoff return by Rocket running back David Anaya that immediately followed Artesia’s second tying touchdown of the night.

The ‘Dogs would go three-and-out in their final series of the third but would get the ball back at the Goddard 49-yard line early in the fourth quarter after the Orange Crush defense held the Rockets on fourth-and-one. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

Latest stories