Collinwood hands Bulldogs close loss

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Cornersville Bulldogs travelled to Collinwood Friday night and gave the Trojans all they had in a heartbreaking 8-7 loss.

The Bulldogs only score of the game came in the first quarter when Payton Cooper tossed a 76-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Whittaker.

The Bulldog defense, which has allowed only two touchdowns in regulation kept Collinwood off the board until a third quarter turnover put them in a tough spot.

Cornersville's offense gave Collinwood two points when a bad snap at its own 12-yard line went out of the end zone, cutting the lead to 6-2.

The kick after the safety gave the Trojans the ball at the Cornersville 45-yard line and they marched down the field, scoring on a Kyle Kelly 5-yard run with 2:46 remaining in the third period.

The Bulldogs could not muster up a comeback and fell to 0-2 on the season.

Cornersville opens up Region 4A play Friday night when they travel to Grace Christian Academy of Franklin for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Lions lost their season opener 34-33 to McEwen.

Cornersville 7 0 0 0-7

Collinwood 0 0 8 0-8

Offense-Cornersville 165, Collinwood 203


Rushing-Eli Woodard 17-60, Cameron Whittaker 5-22, Dakota Polk 1-7, Trento Warren 3-5, Payton Cooper 6-5

Collinwood-Michael Scott 15-71, Kyle Kelley 17-45-TD

Carson Ramson 5-37, Ty Robertson 5-32, Jeremiah Tidwell 2-3


Cornersville- Payton Cooper 3-7-76-Int, Eli Woodard 2-2-(-10)

Collinwood-Ty Robertson 2-5-15-Int


Cornersville-Cameron Whittaker 3-76-TD

Collinwood-Carson Ransom 1-10, Kyle Kelley 1-5


Cornersville-Ben Taylor 9, Eli Woodard 6 (interception), Cameron Whittaker 5, Houston Williams 4 (sack), Brock Powers 4, Devin Baus 3 (sack), Dakota Polk 3, Trento Warren 3, Blake Pickett 3, CJ Coble 2, Reece Morton 1, Ryan Prosser 1, Bfrice Dunkleman 1

Cornersville Kicking

Punting-Ben Taylor 4-110

Extra points-Ben Taylor 1-1

Next game-Friday, September 2 at Grace Christian Academy-Franklin, 7 p.m.