By: Tony McGuireSports Editor
September 17, 2012
The Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Lexington this past week to take on the Lexington Christian Eagles. The Bulldogs got on the board first but fell behind. They had a shot at the end zone late, but ultimately came up short before falling to the Eagle 27-21.
Hazard shocked their opponent early with an 80-yard run from Nathan Higgins. After the Kevin Eversole extra point, the Bulldogs had a 7-0 lead.
Lexington Christian recovered from the shock and scored three touchdowns in the first period. The Eagles scored on a pair of runs (four and 30 yards), and a medium pass (30 yards). At the end of the first period, Hazard trailed 21-7.
Lexington Christian went up 27-7 early in the second period on a 27-yard run. The Eagles were looking to score again, when Austin Johnson intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards for the touchdown. The Bulldogs missed the conversion, and went to the locker room trailing 27-13.
Neither team scored in the third period, leaving the Bulldogs to make up the difference in the final stanza. Hazard picked up a touchdown midway through the period (13-yard run by Evan Whitaker) and tacked on the conversion (27-21).
The Bulldogs had a couple of opportunities down the stretch, but came up short, and went home with a 27-21 loss.
*** NO STATS WERE PROVIDED FOR THIS GAME