Ashville Closes Out Season With a 35-28 Win
The Bulldogs pulled out a win against The West End Patriots Friday night to finish their season with a 4-6 record. The emotional win came following senior night festivities in which seniors Clay Hyatt, Hunter Huckbay, Kyle King, Ethan Johnson, and Josh Santiago were honored. The Ashville community appreciates all that these five players have done, on and off the field.
The Bulldogs out-gained the Patriots on offense 332 yards to 320 yards. QB Landon Cornutt went 10 for 15 in the air for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Hunter Huckbay shined Friday night catching 7 passes for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. RB Kyle King added 81 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
While the offense put up 35 points, the defense was the true story of the game. The West End Patriot's had scored 73 points against Winston County last week, and were held to just 28 points by the Bulldog defense Friday night. Ty Armstrong led the team with 14 total tackles, Clay Hyatt added 11 tackles, and Arnold Guiterez had 10 tackles and a blocked PAT.
Coach Steve Martin when asked about the win "That was a huge win. Thats a good football team we played tonight. I watched the film on them all week and was scared to death much like ya'll were this week. They're a good team and we're happy to come away with a win".
The Bulldogs finished the season 4-6 which is one win better than their 3-7 record last season. They started off 2-0 with high hopes of a playoff birth. The team suffered through a difficult midseason schedule dropping to 2-6. Despite their struggles they rallied around their coach to finish the season with two consecutive wins.
"We started off 2-0 and everything was going good. We played an Oneonta team that frankly we had a chance to beat and messed it up." Martin said. "From that point on we played a stretch of really good teams and at some points it looked uglier than it actually was. Here at the end we played some team we were physically able to hold up and were fortunate enough to beat"