Orangefield rebounds, goes to 2-1

Published 1:33 am Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Orange Leader

BEAUMONT — A stout Orangefield Bobcat defense would stifle the unbeaten Beaumont Kelly Bulldogs Friday night as the Bobcats rolled to a 21-0 non-district victory at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bobcats (2-1) held the Bulldogs (2-1) to just 166 yards of offense on the night and forced a turnover.  The Bobcat defense shined after coming off a loss last week to Kirbyville in which they allowed 24 points.

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“It was a good win tonight bouncing back after a loss,” Bobcat head coach Josh Smalley said. “There are some things we need to tighten up, because we can’t have penalties like this against district opponents.”

Despite the shutout win the Bobcats had 11 penalties for 90 yards including a 32-yard touchdown run by Matthew Watkins in the third quarter that was negated because of a holding penalty opposite of the play side.

Conner Quinn finished the game 6-for-18 for 96 yards and despite the pressure from the Bobcat defense remained poised to keep some drives alive. Freshman wide receiver Logan Hillin hauled in five of those passes for 88 yards.


WEST ORANGE — There was no place to run and no place to hide for the Jasper Bulldogs on Friday night at Hooks Stadium as the West Orange-Stark Mustangs cruised to a 53-0 victory in non-district action.

The Mustangs limited the Bulldogs to just 46 yards of total offense as Jasper simply could not get anything going.

WO-S (3-0) dominated early and cruised to a 27-0 halftime advantage.

The Mustangs finished with 315 total yards and did not have to go very far on any of their touchdown drives.

Mustang tailback Jeremiah Shaw led the Mustang ground game with 98 yards on 11 carries as 10 runners toted the ball on the night. Melech Edwards ran for 43 yards on 10 carries and scored twice. Quarterback Jack Dallas completed 9-of-15 passes for 91 yards.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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