Football area round-up

by Michelle Dillon

Bullard bows to Chapel Hill

The Bullard Panthers fell to Chapel Hill in a game that ended with a score of 23-64.

In the first quarter the Panthers kept pace with the Bulldogs, ending the period in a 14-14 tie.

Chapel Hill was able to outdistance Bullard in the second quarter, 20-9, for a halftime score of 34-23 over the Panthers.

The second half belonged to the Bulldogs who put the bite on Bullard, ending the game 64-23.

The Panthers improved slightly in offensive yardage over their previous game by 32 yards, for a total of 317 yards against Chapel Hill.

Tristen Shewmake’s passing rate hit 46 percent, completing 12 of 26 attempts for 236 yards.

Jaxson Elliott and Nic Hooley were the go-to receivers, catching three passes apiece, Elliott for 89 yards and a touchdown and Hooley for 72 yards and a touchdown. Bryson Luscombe caught two passes for 35 yards. Shewmake hit Bryce Jewell once for 35 yards.

Rushing yardage against the Bulldogs totaled 81 yards, 55 of which were recorded by Shewmake on 17 attempts. Hooley ran twice for 29 yards.

Christian Moore successfully kicked two of three extra point attempts and a 40-yard field goal.

He punted five times with the longest sailing 46 yards.

The Panthers (1-3) will travel to Athens (3-1) Friday, Sept. 27. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. against the Hornets.

Brook Hill to face TC Eagles

The Brook Hill Guard (2-1) had a bye on Friday, Sept. 20. They will travel to Flower Mound to face Coram Deo Academy (1-3) Friday, Sept. 27. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. for the non-conference match.

Next week, Brook Hill will travel to Willow Park to face the Trinity Christian Eagles Friday, Oct. 4, to end their non-conference schedule.

Troup to begin district play

Troup had a bye week and did not play Friday, Sept. 20. The Tigers (1-2) will take on the Grand Saline Indians at home beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The game against Grand Saline will be the beginning of the district slate for Troup.

Other teams Troup will play in the 3A-2 Region III district are Harmony (Oct. 4), Quitman (Oct. 11), Frankston (Oct. 18), Alba-Golden (Oct. 25), Winona (Nov. 1) and Arp (Nov. 8).

In overall records, the Troup Tigers currently stand behind Winona (2-1), Grand Saline (2-1) and Frankston (1-1).