Bulldogs crush Panthers

Bulldogs 57

Panthers 20

POWELL — Perhaps it’s hard to improve upon a 59-7 victory from Week 1 against Karns.

Yet that’s exactly what Bearden did in Week 2 according to Bulldogs head coach Morgan Shinlever.

“I thought we had a better week of preparation, better practices. We had a better total game than we had the previous week,” Shinlever said after another dominant performance, winning 57-20 at Powell (0-2) Friday evening, Aug. 26.

“Overall I was very pleased with our team’s performance,” he said. “I felt the kids played really, really hard.

“Jordan Ferguson had a really good game at receiver. I think he had two touchdowns and over a hundred yards receiving,” Shinlever added. “His play was big for us. He made some big-time catches.”

Crossing sides, “Our defense played well,” Shinlever said. “Alex Majoras, senior linebacker, had a pick-six and so did Matt Carr, sophomore corner.

“Our defense also recorded two safeties. So we got a total of 18 points from our defense,” he added. “Anytime you have a defense that’s scoring like that. … It allows you to open your playbook up and it’s going to make the game go a little bit smoother.”

However, “There were some mistakes that made us look vulnerable in some areas. … They weren’t anything that couldn’t be corrected,” Shinlever said.

Up next is Hardin Valley Academy, as the Bulldogs host the rested Hawks (0-1, open date last week) at Bill Young Field in both teams’ first Region 1-6A contest.

Gametime is 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2.