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Carthage hosts Van in District Championship Game


BevBrownJr

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That was two playoff-bound and playoff-worthy teams going at it last night in Bulldog Stadium.

Van had a great plan. They had 9 first downs on their first 2 possessions of the game, which ate up all but 2 minutes of the first half. That resulted in Carthage having to hurry to score its second touchdown of the game, taking the lead 14-7 with 6 seconds to go in the half. It’s hard to score when you don’t have the ball.

The Bulldogs did exactly what they.needed to do after the break, stopping the Vandals on their first possession and then taking the ball and scoring on a drive that was all on the ground. The tide was turned.
 

I expect to see a rematch of these two teams in early December. I don’t expect to be able to comfortably wear short pants as I did last night.

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2 hours ago, BevBrownJr said:

That was two playoff-bound and playoff-worthy teams going at it last night in Bulldog Stadium.

Van had a great plan. They had 9 first downs on their first 2 possessions of the game, which ate up all but 2 minutes of the first half. That resulted in Carthage having to hurry to score its second touchdown of the game, taking the lead 14-7 with 6 seconds to go in the half. It’s hard to score when you don’t have the ball.

The Bulldogs did exactly what they.needed to do after the break, stopping the Vandals on their first possession and then taking the ball and scoring on a drive that was all on the ground. The tide was turned.
 

I expect to see a rematch of these two teams in early December. I don’t expect to be able to comfortably wear short pants as I did last night.

Yep, that was the momentum changer for sure. Van had to score on that drive to stay in it. Carthage defense did what they needed to do. I hope you're right about the rematch. Would love to see these two teams play again. Really did feel like playoff game last night. Looks like both teams will be in good shape the next couple of years too. Not sure what realignment will do to our district though.

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