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Seventh grade Bulldogs down NMCC

Friday, August 31, 2012

sports@standard-democrat.com

NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade football team defeated the New Madrid County Eagles Eagles 24-8 on Thursday, coming just seconds from a shutout.

On Sikeston's first play from scrimmage, Fred Thatch put the Bulldogs in the lead for good with a 66-yard run into the end zone.

Thatch followed up the run with a successful two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a 8-0 lead.

In the second quarter, quarterback Bryce Bays connected with Thatch on a 23-yard touchdown pass that was followed by a two-point run from Bays to put the Bulldogs up 16-0 heading into the break.

After a scoreless third quarter, Matthew Perry broke off a 14-yard run into the end zone before another two-point run by Bays sealed the game and gave Sikeston a 24-0 edge.

Preventing the shutout, NMCC got on the board with a long run from Jacob Kallemeier with 40 seconds left in the game. A successful two-point conversion made up the final.