Bulldogs Bend, Don’t Break Against Pointers
September 22, 2012
Van Buren had no intentions of being a pushover in its first game back in the 7A/6A-West Conference.
Fayetteville 27, Van Buren 13
Why The Bulldogs Won
Fayetteville forced two turnovers on Van Buren’s first two possessions, then pitched a shutout in the second half. The Bulldogs struggled at times on offense, but got enough from quarterback Austin Allen and running back Brayden Cook to get the job done.
Why the Pointers lost
Van Buren moved the ball well offensively, but didn’t make the most of its opportunities. Two interceptions in the red zone and a missed field goal were costly, and an inability to slow down Fayetteville’s running game in the second half prevented any late comeback.
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