A Homecoming treat for Dawgs
October 02, 2013, 1:00 am by BurnetSports
The varsity Bulldog football team hosted Taylor Friday night and found a variety of ways to dash past the Ducks, 34-24. As expected, some of the Ducks could fly but Burnet’s defense found ways to keep their speed grounded for the most part, while their offensive teammates kept the hometown boys ahead on the scoreboard from start to finish.
The Bulldogs drew first blood. Bulldog quarterback Derek Kiser got off to a fantastic start completing his first five out of five passes to push deep into Duck territory. Burnet senior Blayne Parisher came up with a few clutch catches in the opening series including a nice seven-yard snag for the game’s opening score. Alex Melvin had his varsity debut Friday and drilled his first extra-point to make it 7-0 with 7:12 left in the first.
The homecoming crowd soon welcomed back Tyler Krause with cheers after he dropped the kickoff return-man for no gain at the Duck 22. Krause had his fans making more noise when he stuffed the third down ball carrier for a two-yard loss forcing a three and out punt.
The Bulldog’s second offensive series almost produced more points but a Melvin 30-yard field goal attempt missed the mark.
The two teams traded a few punts taking the game into the second quarter. Eve Medrano, Chase Mardis, and Kody Hall were each key factors in forcing those Taylor punts, Medrano, perhaps the biggest with a 12-yard sack.
Kiser slipped his surgical gloves back on and with a great supporting cast he went to work from his own 40. Trenton Hafley and Parisher made the first incisions but it was Cody Jones that cut deep into Duck territory with a nice 23-yard catch and run. After completely scanning all available options and covering lots of ground Dr. Kiser put it in the hands of his new assistant Korey Campbell who put another success story in the books with a 31-yard touchdown reception. Melvin’s PAT collected uno-mas to make it 14-0.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for a complete look at Burnet versus Taylor.
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