By Albert Trevino
The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs maintained their early season win streak with a 33-30 victory over the Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans Friday.
Despite the Trojans keeping the game within reach up until the final seconds, Corrigan managed to weather the storm on the road for their fourth straight non-district win.
The Trojans’ first play from scrimmage resulted in a fumble recovered by the Bulldogs. Corrigan’s offense capitalized with help from a big first-down run by senior Anthony Harrell. This set up a 15-yard touchdown run by senior back Ja’Varion Williams to take the early seven-point lead.
Coldspring responded on its next drive by gaining big chunks of yards in the run game. Near the goal line, sophomore Tyga Parker got the toss and took it in for a short touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion to steal the early lead by one.
Later in the first, the Trojans suffered another fumble turnover. The Bulldog offense quickly approached the goal line on the next possession and senior quarterback Morgan Rayborn punched it in for the touchdown to regain the lead.
The Bulldogs converted on a fourth-down run going into the second quarter, which helped set up a teardrop pass from Rayborn to Harrell in the end zone to extend the lead to 12 points.
After an interception on the next Corrigan drive, the Trojan offense would cut the lead back to six before halftime as junior K.J. Harden ran for a short score.
Early in the third quarter, Harrell took a short pass all the way for a huge gain into Trojan territory. This set up junior Tony Cooper to sprint up the middle for a touchdown run.
Coldspring cut the lead again with Parker scoring another six-pointer run late in the third.
A fumble in the fourth quarter by the Trojans would help set up another late Bulldog touchdown run by Williams. This would essentially put the game out of reach for Coldspring.
Parker would break away in the final seconds for a long touchdown run, along with a two-point conversion to pull Coldspring to within three points. However, the following onside attempt by Coldspring was unsuccessful.
The Bulldogs will play their final non-district match Friday at Hempstead to face the Bobcats.