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Return bid fails in contest between Nederland and Silsbee

Posted at 12:28 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022

After trailing 24-0 with six minutes left in the game, the Bulldogs had a chance to turn the ball back one score, but a fourth Silsbee conversion froze the game at 24-16 at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Friday.

The Bulldogs’ first drive (0-3) came with 5:43 left in the game when quarterback Ayden Sunday connected with Travis Roman for a 30-yard score to cap a 12-play drive. A successful two-point conversion made the score 24-8 in favor of the Tigers (3-0).

Nederland were able to recover a spot kick. A few plays later, Sunday and Roman connected again on a 10-yard strike to bring Nederland inside a score after another successful two-point conversion.

Needing to guard to prevent the Tigers from getting a first down, Cade Hollyfield blasted a running play behind the line of scrimmage. After missing a yard on a third down, Silsbee managed to cross the front row on fourth-and-one to seal the victory.

“I think for four quarters we played well defensively,” Netherlands head coach Monte Barrow said. “I thought we were playing with fire and aggression. I think our attack put the defense in difficult situations in the first half.

Turnovers and penalties were the Bulldogs’ downfall on the night. The Netherlands lost the turnover battle 3-1 and took seven penalties to Silsbees’ four.

The Tigers wasted no time getting on the board as their quarterback found receiver Dre’lon Miller for a short pass he took 54 yards for a score with less than a minute left. delay.

The Bulldogs tried to establish the running game early but didn’t have much success. Dutch quarterback Adam Trosclair rushed for a first down but the offense stalled after that and was forced to clear.

The Dutch defense was able to tie in and forced a turnover on the downs and took over on their own territory.

The offensive struggles continued for the Bulldogs, who were again forced to clear, but a poor kick placed the ball near midfield late in the first quarter.

The Tigers moved the ball to the red zone before Sunday, who also played it safe, collected the ball in the end zone.

After a pair of punts by both teams, Trosclair was taken out by the Silsbee defence, who returned the ball to the Netherlands 3-yard line. The Tigers grounded the following game to go up 14-0 midway through the second quarter.

In the Bulldogs practice that followed, running back Hubert Thomas interrupted a big run that would have put the Netherlands in Tigers territory, but the game was called off due to a holding penalty.

After halftime, Nederland decided to go with Sunday at quarterback.

“We made the change to quarterback because Ayden needed his chance,” Barrow said. “He understood that and made a few plays for us. Other guys stepped in and made plays. It ended up being a very good game of football.

The game of the game was…

When the game was on the line, Silsbee was able to come up with a short run to earn a first down and seal the game with just over a minute left. If the Bulldogs had stopped Silsbee, Nederland would have taken over in Tigers territory with a chance to equalize.

The ball of the game goes to…

The scoreline might not give the impression that the Dutch defense had a good game, but after Miller’s long touchdown, the defense allowed a touchdown on an interception which was returned to the 3-yard line and held the Tigers to the basket after a fumble.

Key stats…

Nederland defeated Silsbee 311-252. On Sunday, he completed 9 of 17 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Roman recorded three catches for 75 yards and two scores.

Next…

Nederland have a week off before starting the district game against Fort Bend Willowridge on the road on September 23.

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