It was Pink Out night at Davenport Field, Friday. Fans, players and cheerleaders raised awareness for breast cancer by wearing the color. Things didn’t go as planned on the scoreboard though, as the Bulldogs (2-4) fell 46-13 to the visiting Aquinas Fighting Irish.
Although the Bulldogs did receive the kick to start the game, they quickly found themselves behind when, on the fifth play from scrimmage, the visiting defense intercepted the ball and took it to the house for the early 6-0 lead.
GMC Prep would actually turn the ball over on both of its first two possessions, the second of which was also an interception that provided the Irish with excellent field possession.
Just three plays later Aquinas was again in the end zone, this time in the form of a power run to the right. In minutes the Bulldogs had found themselves down 13-0.
The third drive of the game for GMC Prep would fizzle out as it was forced to punt it away on a fourth-and-long. The snap was bobbled but recovered by the punter, however it provided Aquinas with the football from the GMC 7-yard line.
Just one play later, the visiting side had stretched its lead out to 20-0 with two minutes still to be played in the opening quarter.
The Bulldogs’ next possession would be cut short due to yet another turnover, this time a fumble that was recovered by the Irish.
Once again the visiting side marched down the field and punched it into the end zone on a power run from the 1-yard line.
With GMC Prep now trailing 26-0, Chaze Goddard provided a silver lining by taking the Aquinas kickoff all the way on a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to set the score at 26-6.
The Fighting Irish would go on to score another two touchdowns before the end of the opening half while holding the Bulldogs at six points.
Later, in the third quarter, Armanius White was featured throughout a drive that took the ‘Dogs down inside the 10-yard line.
On second-and-goal, White rolled left with the intention of passing but was forced to evade pressure from all around him. After making two defenders miss, White streaked back across the field to his right before barreling over Irish defenders at the goal line for six points.
Those would be the last points scored by the Bulldogs during the ballgame as the offense struggled to find any rhythm while the opposition just seemed to pour it on.
The Bulldogs were unable to battle back in the fourth quarter, and would eventually lose by a final score of 46-13.
GMC Prep is on the road next week to take on the Warren County Screaming Devils, who will be coming off a 34-8 win at Greene County.