(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
The Mules scored midway through the first quarter on a 3-yard run by J.J. Lewis, but that was all they would get as the Bulldog defense took care of business the rest of the way.
"The defense flew around tonight," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery. "They really got after them and we had some good hitting."
On Sikeston's first play after the Poplar Bluff TD, fullback Wayne Guthrie took the handoff up the middle and rumbled 80 yards for the score. The extra point failed, leaving the Mules ahead 7-6.
"The line just opened a hole and he hit it hard," said Vickery. "He just out-ran the defense after that."
Sikeston scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:40 left in the first half when quarterback Bryce Wibbenmeyer found Ross Merideth for a 5-yard scoring toss.
Sikeston will have a week off before they host Jackson on Monday, Oct. 21.