September 12, 2016 – The Shelbyville Dragons suffered a tough 37-19 loss, at home last Friday, to the Garrison Bulldogs varsity football team. Shelbyville led 6-0 early when Kyle Tindol capped a 39 yard Dragons scoring drive, with a 2-yard touchdown, with seven minutes remaining in the opening period. The Dragon’s extra point kick attempt was blocked.
Garrison took the lead, with 3:54 left in the second period, when Terrance Dove scored on a 6-yard touchdown run on a sweep play. Connor Moore made good on the Bulldogs extra point kick which gave GHS a narrow 7-6 lead.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 13-6 when they scored on a pass from Charles Bass to Dove with only 14 seconds remaining in the half.
Ta’Vion Barnes pulled the Dragons to within 13-12 of the Bulldogs when he scored on a keeper from 31 yards out with 2:44 left in the third quarter. The Dragons extra point attempt failed.
Garrison extended their lead to 19-12 when Bass hit Kanye Key with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining in the third period. This capped a 61-yard Bulldogs scoring drive. The extra point attempt sailed wide.
Garrison ballooned their lead to 25-12 with a 14-yard Jakobie Hodge touchdown reception with 11:19 left in the contest. This capped a 42 yard GHS scoring drive.
Shelbyville gained good field position when, a great block by Terrell Cartwright, sprung CJ Kirkwood on the ensuing kickoff and SHS started their possession on the Garrison 14 yard line. Barnes scored on a keeper three plays later to pull the Dragons to within 25-19.
Garrison scored seconds later when Hodge returned the Shelbyville kickoff for a touchdown which gave the Bulldogs a 31-19 advantage.
Shelbyville lost a fumble with 5:45 left in the contest and Garrison sustained a long drive which was capped with the game’s final score, a 20-yard bootleg keeper by Bass with just 50 seconds remaining.
Garrison edged Shelbyville on total yardage by gaining 374 to the Dragon’s 269. Shelbyville had 225 yards rushing and 44 passing. The Bulldogs had 132 yards passing and 242 rushing. Garrison had 10 first downs while Shelbyville claimed 12.
The Bulldogs boosted their record to 3-0 and will travel to Alto to face the Yellowjackets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday September 16.
The Dragons are 1-2 and will travel to Arp, and face the Tigers, on Friday, September 16. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Arp is 2-1 and beat Alto last week by a 27-7 scoring margin.