Football Beats Chapman with Strong Second Half

by | Oct 21, 2016 | page 2, Sports

The Bulldog football team came into Saturday’s game against Chapman with bounds of confidence. After losing their first game of the season to Trinity, the Bulldogs have since been on a rampage, winning their next three games and outscoring their last two opponents by a combined score of 112-43.

 

The only team standing in the way of a potential four-game winning streak was the Chapman Panthers. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, Redlands continued their streak and cruised to a comfortable 31-13 win over the Panthers.

 

Chapman drew the first blood in the game, getting a 3-0 lead after their kicker nabbed a 28-yard field goal midway through the first quarter. Redlands responded quickly, benefitting from junior running back Alex Andrighetto’s 60-yard run to get to Chapman’s nine yard line, and scored a touchdown soon after.

 

After a failed drive by each side, Chapman running back Brandon Medina finally found the end-zone for Chapman, rushing in from seven yards giving the Panthers a 10-7 lead. The Bulldogs quickly took back control, as Senior Devin Appleton capped off an efficient 75 yard drive, rushing the ball for a touchdown on the sixth play, giving Redlands a 14-10 lead.

 

Chapman’s final contribution to the scoreboard consisted of a field goal on the first drive of the second half of the game. The 40-yard field goal brought the score to 14-13, but the Bulldogs regained their lead and increased its gap as the game went on. A field goal by freshman Alex Raya put the Bulldogs back on top, and was followed by two rushing touchdowns by Andrighetto to make bring the final score to 31-13.

 

Alex Andrighetto and Devin Appleton carried the offense by providing three out of the four touchdowns of the game, and running a combined total of 241 yards. Sophomore defensive back DJ Hollingshead managed to get 11 tackles throughout the night and three Bulldog defenders each got a sack to hold down the fort defensively.

 

The Bulldogs next conquest will be next Saturday, during homecoming weekend, as they take on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

 

[photo contributed by Redlands Bulldog Photographer Benjamin Fortuin]

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