Bulldogs Shock Anniston, Move to 2-0
The Bulldogs entered their first area game as big underdogs. They left with a big victory and a new feeling of confidence in the young season. A 15-6 victory in Anniston last night moved the Bulldogs to 2-0 heading into their first home game next week. Anniston falls to 0-2 and is still searching for answers offensively.
Ashville head coach Steve Martin was excited about the direction his team is headed. "It's the first time Ashville's been 2-0 in a long time, at least since I've been here. It's a huge win for us, and that was a very talented football team; if you were here, you saw that. It sets us up for that next step, so now we've got to take that step."
Both offenses were stagnant in the first half. A safety late in the second quarter by Clay Hyatt put the Bulldogs up 2-0 going into halftime. A wet football from the early rain was a factor in the first half. Both teams had several fumbles and struggled to throw the ball effectively.
Landon Cornutt led the second half charge as the Bulldogs quickly went up 9-0. Anniston responded with a touchdown of their own to make the score 9-6. In the 4th quarter, Cornutt led his team on another long drive and capped it off with a QB sneak into the end zone to make it 15-6.
When Coach Martin was asked about dealing with complacency this week he said, "Just show them film of Oneonta, I think that's all it will take." Oneonta enters the game 1-1 with a week one loss to Guntersville and a win this week versus White Plains.
Landon Cornutt led the team with 171 yards on the ground and both of the teams touchdowns. RB Kyle King added 96 yards on the ground, and Hunter Huckbay added 45 yards. Malik Williams led the team with 10 total tackles. Clay Hyatt had a safety and a fumble recovery.