South Walton wins the battle at Freeport

Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 01:23 AM.

On South Walton's next possession, Freeport's Tyler Head picked off a Jonathon Ortner pass after it was tipped. Three plays later, the Bulldogs were on the board with Chase Caswell scoring on a 3-yard run. Matthew Blair kicked in the point after for a 14-6 game with 4:16 left in the first quarter. Caswell was the top Dog for Freeport with 108 yards in 20 carries.

The Bulldog defense kicked in and stopped the Seahawks and then scored again with David Godwin running it in from 10-yards out. The PAT was good for a 14-14 game.

In the second quarter, Freeport struck first to take their only lead of the game. The Bulldogs put together a nine play drive with Dillon Bates connecting with Godwin for a 55-yard TD reception. Blair kicked in the point after and the Dogs were on top.

South Walton stuttered on their next possession with Reese fumbling the ball and Freeport's Head making the recovery. The Seahawks stopped the Dogs and then struck quickly on a 37-yard pass play from Ortner to Vinnie Ciurleo. The PAT was good for a 21-21 game at the half.

At the end of the third quarter, South Walton's Carter Edwards picked off a Bulldog pass. On the Seahawks second down, Sage Roberts pulled in a one-handed catch from Ortner for a gain of 38 yards. Four plays later, Schaffer was scoring on a 19-yard run for the go ahead.

About midway of the fourth, South Walton's Ciurleo picked off a Freeport pass and ran it back about 15 yards. Three plays later, the Seahawks were in the end zone again, this time on a 35-yard run by Ortner. Garofalo kicked in the PAT for a 35-21 win.

Although the Bulldogs lost, Freeport Coach Jim Anderson was proud of his teams effort.

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