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Bulldogs out of playoffs

November 14, 2011

The Coahoma Bulldogs were an extra point away from tying the game with a minute left on the clock. Then, the unthinkable happened. Unable to control the snap,the Bulldogs were forced to attempt a last-second pass into the end zone. It was picked off and returned 100 yards for two-points, ending the Bulldogs' season in the most unthinkable fashion. The 23-20 bi-district loss dropped Coahoma to 6-5 on the season.

Coahoma seemed to have Spearman's number early, running freely around the ends. At the same time, they were able to hold the Lynx to less than 10 yards of offense in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs grabbed the lead midway through the second quarter on a nine-yard run by Justin Coker. It was the crowning moment of a drive kept alive by an absolutely amazing, juggling catch by junior Ryan Reid two plays earlier.

However, Spearman would answer with a score of their own after they decided the only way to drive on Coahoma was to run straight up the middle. Attempts at beating the speedy Bulldog defense to the corners was quickly abandoned. Lesson learned,they drove the field and scored with less than a minute left in the half. Coker would provide the only scoring in the third quarter, putting Coahoma back on top 14-7, on a second nine-yard run.

Spearman would score twice in the game's final frame, grabbing a 21-14 lead at the 3:51 mark. This was when Coahoma marched the field and with 1:02leftin the game, Tanner Ruiz hit Marco Molina on a 26-yard pass to set up the possible tie.

The two-point return by Spearman to end the game made the second year in a row they have defeated Coahoma in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

Spearman 0 7 0 16 —23

Coahoma 0 7 7 6 —20

Spearman Coahoma

First Downs 19 17

Rushes-Yds. 52-161 41-259

Passing Yds. 49 37

Comp.-Att.-Int. 4-7-0 2-3-0

Punts-Avg. 3-29.3 1-55

Fumbles-lost 3-0 2-1

Penalties-Yds. 2-10 3-35

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