by Amanda Lattimer
A pair of second half touchdowns wasn’t enough for the Lehman Lobos Friday as they fell to the Bowie Bulldogs 42-14 at Shelton Stadium.
The game started with a rude awakening for the Lobos as the Bulldogs tallied a 50-yard touchdown pass within the first 15 seconds of the game. Later in the first quarter, Bowie added another touchdown, capitalizing on a Lobo fumble at 2-yard line. The Bulldogs led 14-0 after a quarter.
Bowie maintained momentum and scored another touchdown in the first four minutes of the second frame. Meanwhile, Lehman’s offense struggled to get off the ground due to numerous incomplete passes and penalties that hindered progress.
The last few seconds of the first half ended with another Bowie touchdown, giving them a 28-0 halftime lead.
Lobo senior running back Keyshaun Williams said he wasn’t happy with the first half of the game. He and other teammates attempted to regain motivation and confidence in the locker room during the halftime break.
“I just told them to keep our heads up because at the end of the day, we are playing for each other and we are family, and we have just got to keep going,” said Williams. “It was about that time where we just had to start playing aggressive because we just weren’t doing it in the first half…step it up let’s go.”
The Lobos came on the field for the second half with a newfound energy and spark. That showed when quarterback Joey Guajardo hooked up with Williams for a 79-yard touchdown pass, cutting Bowie’s lead to 28-6 after a missed extra point.
However, Bowie added 14 more unanswered points to take a 42-6 lead in the fourth quarter.
Lehman countered with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Guajardo to Williams, followed by a successful two-point conversion attempt, for the game’s final score.
With only one more game left in the season, Guajardo said the team is keeping its head up and looking to close out with a win.
“There was a lot of ups and downs, but pretty much for the most of it we kept as a team and we tried keeping our heads up as most as we could,” said Guajardo. “I’m pretty happy with this season.”
Lehman travels to play at Akins Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toney Burger Stadium.