The Bulldogs fell to 2-5 Friday night when they were defeated by Hokes Bluff on Homecoming. The game was dominated by Hokes Bluff as they held the Bulldogs scoreless until the latter part of the 4th quarter. QB Landon Cornutt finished the night with 124 yards on the ground and 27 yards passing. RB Kyle King added 45 yards rushing and the Bulldogs lone touchdown.
The Eagles out gained Ashville by a mere 308 yards to 255 yards on offense, but the final score of 37-6 told a much different story. One of the key factors in the game was turnovers. The Bulldogs had two turnovers to the Eagles' zero. Ashville also had two snaps over the punter's head, one of which resulted in a safety, and another that was recovered for a touchdown. The outcome of the game was not as hoped, but did not overshadow some of the great memories made on this night.
Former Ashville High School principal Mr. Kin Logan was on hand for Friday night's game and was honored before kickoff. Mr. Logan was an instrumental piece in building the great stadium that has now been standing for 30 years. The stadium that bears his name gave him a warm welcome home and over the course of the night he was rarely by himself. He was seen all evening reuniting with old friends, former students, and his fellow members of Bulldog Nation
"It gives me a warm feeling being here," Mr. Logan stated during his Bulldog TV interview after the game. "I feel like I'm home."
Welcome back, Mr. Logan. This is and always will be your home.
(Photo via Melvin Slocum)