Friday, September 15, 2023
JV 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | FINAL
Thomas Downey Knights 7 | 7 | 0 | 0 | 14
Tracy Bulldogs 7 | 6 | 6 | 6 | 25
To preserve their undefeated start to the season, the Bulldogs has to come from behind in this one as they let Downey get two first half scores. In the 2nd half the defense pitched a shutout and the offense added two more scores to take the lead and put the Dogs at 4-0.
Q1 - The first Tracy drive chews 8 minutes off the clock but the Bulldogs stall in the red zone allowing Downey to finally touch the ball late in the first quarter. Downey takes advantage of their opportunity putting the Tracy defense on their heels. Downey would score to get on the board 7-0.
With 5 seconds left in the first quarter, Xavier Santa Elena takes the kickoff return 91 yards to the house. The extra point by Noah Bernetich is good to tie the game at 7.
Q2 - Jose Flores comes up with an interception with 6:22 left in the half on a busted field goal attempt that turns into a pass play. Bulldogs take over at their own 8 yard line. Brandon MacDonald scores on that drive with a 35 yard keeper to make it 13-7.
Downey begins to air it out on a long drive with several completions and scores on a 3 yard pass. 14-13 Downey leads at halftime.
Q3 - Jeno Lawhorn intecepts a pass early in the quarter that sets up a 2nd score by MacDonald on a 21 yard rush to give Tracy their first lead at 19-14 with 6:46 left in Q3.
Defense is the name of the game in the balance of the 3rd quarter to keep the score at 19-13.
Q4 - Juan Godoy relieves MacDonald at QB and he along with Malachi Barholomew collect large chunks of yardage on a drive midway through the quarter. Bartholomew completes the scoring drive with a 20 yard rush. 25-14 with 3 minutes left.
The Bulldog defense holds again with 2 minutes left to secure the victory.
Defensive Coordinator Steve Hall wanted to highlight the evolution of Tristan Fuentes as a defensive player. "He has transitioned from OL to an end and has been rapidly improving. It has been inspiring to watch his progress as a player."
Friday, September 8, 2023
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | FINAL
Tracy Bulldogs 6 | 12 | 7 | 7 | 32
Mtn House Mustangs 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0
Tracy would get their first score later in the first quarter as Brandon MacDonald is hit hard going into the end zone but Elijah Castanon picked up the loose ball for the Tracy score.
6-0 end of the first quarter.
The Tracy defense keeps the Mustangs in the gate, but the offense sputters in the first half as they can't seem to open running lanes for their backs. The defense would provide another scoring opportunity as Juan Godoy intercepts a pass for a long run back with 2:26 left in the half. The drive is finished with a Redrick Sombrano catche TD catch thrown from MacDonald. 12-0.
Malachi Bartholomew gets a 30 yard pick 6 to make it 18-0 going into halftime.
In the first offensive series of the 3rd quarter Castanon goes 46 yards for a TD. The exra point by Noah Bernetich makes it 25-0.
25-0 after 3 quarters.
JV - Friday, September 1
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | FINAL
Tracy Bulldogs 14 | 6 | 0 | 14 | 34
Sheldon Huskies 0 | 0 | 7 | 7 | 14
Juan Godoy got the JV scoring started on a 7 yard run with 4:37 left in the first quarter. The 2 point conversion was no good wrapping up a 6 play 51 yard series. 6-0
In the next series the defense was tight and forced a punt but the snap was high and Tracy had excellent starting field position. Malachi Bartholomew scored on a 3 yard run up the middle. 12-0. It would become 14- 0 on the 2 point conversion by Godoy.
The Tracy defense in the 2nd quarter continued to make Coach Hall proud giving the ball back to the offense. Nice runs by Nico Hamiliton and Bartholomew set up an 18 yard keeper for Godoy for a score at the 2:02 mark before the half. The scoreboard read 20-0 on a 7 play 88 yard series. The 2 point conversion was no good.
Sheldon got on the board in the 3rd with a 18 yard TD pass.
Early in the 4th quarter, Antonio Verlarde had a 7 yard touchdown run that was setup a few plays earlier by a long Brandon MacDonald run. After an unsuccessful PAT, the score was 26-7. 9:35 remaining.
Sheldon got another touchdown with 6 minutes left on a 13 yard run. 26-14
Bartholomew got Tracy on the board one final time with an exciting 47 yard run with 3:28 remaining. The 2 point run by Marsean Sanders made it a 34-14 JV final putting the JV at 2-0 in the early season.
Q1, 9:16 - Juan Godoy scores on a 59 yard keeper on the first series. The extra point by Matthew La Velle is no good 6-0.
The Tracy defense plays tough and holds Kimball allowing Tracy to start their next drive at the Kimball 47. Elijah Castanon runs left for 19 yards to the 28. Godoy takes it down to the 12 and then Malachi Bartholomew cashes in from 9 yards out. The kick by La Velle is good to put the game at 13-0 with 5:13 left in the quarter.
On the next series Kimball has their biggest pass play of the game but ultimately the defense holds and Tracy takes over on downs.
Entering the 2nd quarter with a 13-0 lead, the Tracy defense is tested and Kimball is able to break through with a 25 yard touchdown pass to bring the game closer at 13-7 with 7:42 left in the half..
A long Tracy field goal is attempted but missed before the half.
On the first series of the 3rd quarter, Kimball would score on a very long opening drive to tie the game at 13-13 with 6:08 left in the quarter.
Tracy responds to make the game 21-13 when Godoy scores on a 15 yard keeper and the 2 point conversion pass is good.
Q4 - A key defensive play in the final quarter is made at the goal line when Jeno Lawhorn and Marcos Cruz combine to interecept a potential touchdown pass.