Bulldogs, Fort Bend Marshall play deep into night after long rain delay

Published 11:33 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Inclement weather caused a nearly two-and-a-half-hour rain delay in Missouri City as the Nederland Bulldogs took on Fort Bend Marshall Thursday night.

Despite the 9:20 p.m. kickoff, the two teams elected to play the game, which ended in a 24-0 victory for Fort Bend Marshall, which entered the game ranked No. 2 in the state.

The Buffalos (6-1, 4-0 in District 9-5A Division II) got on the board early when they intercepted Nederland on the first play of the game and returned it for a touchdown to jump out to a 7-0 lead.

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The Bulldogs (1-6, 1-3) were unable to do anything on their next possession, giving the ball back to Marshall, who kicked a field goal.

Nederland was unable to capitalize on some key mistakes. Right before halftime, Marshall botched a punt, and the Bulldogs took over on the 15-yard line. However, Nederland went backwards and missed the field goal.

Despite the mishap, the Bulldogs defense held Marshall to a punt, which was once again botched when a low snap forced the punter to take a knee. But Nederland was unable to turn the mistake into points. The two teams went into halftime with a 10-0 score in favor of Marshall.

Nederland punted on the opening drive of the second half and the Buffalos scored on the ensuing drive to make the score 17-0. Another pick-six for the Bulldogs made the score 24-0 heading into the final quarter of play.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Nederland will host Galena Park next week at Bulldog Stadium.