Brundidge knocks off Troy in season openerPublished 11:00pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Brundidge Bulldogs defended their home turf against the visiting Troy Trojans Tuesday night at Bulldog Stadium with a 21-7 victory.
Both Troy and Brundidge participate in the Dale County Youth Football League run in conjunction with the Troy Parks and Recreation Department. Throughout the season, the teams will play against other communities such as Ozark, Daleville, Elba, and Skipperville.
In the opening game of the league season, Brundidge handled Troy on both offense and defense, allowing Troy to score only a kick return.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring for the night on a one-yard touchdown run from Amaghia Lampley. Brundidge quarterback Dequavius Coleman added a one-point conversion on a quarterback sneak.
The Trojans would answer the Brundidge score quickly, however, with Trojan Javian Taylor returning the Bulldog kick fifty yards for the only touchdown of the game.
Taylor said that scoring a touchdown felt “pretty good.” He also added, “My favorite part of playing football is playing quarterback and playing with my team.”
Taylor listed Cam Newton as his favorite football player and the Philadelphia Eagles as his favorite team.
Following the touchdown, Troy would not even sniff the end-zone as the Brundidge defense kept the Trojans on their half of the field for the rest of the night.
The Brundidge offense continued to shine, though, with Jalen Jeter scoring on a 17-yard run and Ian Foster adding a 40-yard touchdown run of his own. Coleman converted both one-point tries on quarterback keepers.
Coleman noted that playing quarterback for his team was a “big responsibility” and that he enjoyed “scoring touchdowns and tackling.” Coleman also listed his favorite team as the Philadelphia Eagles, but his favorite player is Michael Vick.
Though he was disappointed with his team’s loss, Troy coach Shane Griffin was happy that his players had the opportunity to play. “To play on a team is a privilege the players should take advantage of,” Griffin said. “It gives them an opportunity to see what it’s like to be on a team before high school.”
Brundidge coach Donnie Coleman echoed his counterpart’s sentiments. “Being on a team allows the players to get a feel for what it will be like in high school,” Coleman said.