Bulldogs Varsity football looks to regain confidence

Jonny Zeffero , Staff Writer

Brighton and Fordson played against each other on Oct 25. Fordson came out in the first quarter very strong with two touchdowns in just over two minutes. Brighton’s defense just didn’t seem like they were in the game in the first quarter. One questionable decision that Brighton made was replacing Ian Hummel at safety in the first quarter for receiver Ruben Salinas. “Lemons didn’t think I could keep up with the Fordson wide receivers at first, so they put Ruben back at safety for the first quarter.”

By the time Brighton knew what they were going up against, it was too late. Fordson ended the first quarter 24-0, but Brighton slowly started to make a comeback. This comeback began when Nick Nemecek ran for a 47 rushing touchdown. Soon after, Colby Newburg threw a 39 yard pass to Luke Stanton for another Bulldogs touchdown. The touchdown for Stanton was a surprise to the fans, as he was placed at tight end for the play, even though he usually plays defense. The Bulldogs brought the score to within 10, and it looked like they were playing with a lot more energy. Fordson scored again after a penalty call on the kickoff  gave them great field position. At the half, the score was Fordson 31, Brighton 14.

In the beginning of the third quarter, Nemecek ran for another touchdown. Newburg then converted the two point conversion, making it Fordson 31, Brighton 22. Fordson’s Keyshawn Smith scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown, leaving the game out of reach for the Bulldogs. Brighton’s Sheldon Riley scored one last time for the Bulldogs, making the final score Fordson 38, Brighton 29.

After the loss, Brighton was chosen to play Holt in the first round playoffs. The game will be played at Holt, and it’s sure to be a good game. Both teams are 7-2, but Brighton is hoping to pull out a big win and regain their confidence.