Hounds overcome Plain Dealing

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 2, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. — The Huntington Hounds defeated the Plain Dealing Bulldogs 21-15 in a contest that could have gone either way Friday night.

Huntington opened the scoring on their first play from scrimmage with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Barrett Arthur to Patrick Clayton.

From there the Hounds dominated the first half, scoring twice more, but missing two opportunities.

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The Bulldogs, however, missed a few chances to score as well, and Huntington went into halftime leading 21-0 and firmly in control.

The second half was a different story, however, as Plain Dealing scored on their first possession of the half when quarterback Ryan Kesterson connected with Kent DeMoss for a 19-yard touchdown. The third quarter ended with the score 21-7.

The Bulldogs got on the board again with 6:53 to play in the game on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kesterson to Drew Sims.

The two-point conversion was good, giving Plain Dealing a chance to win with the score 21-15 and only 6:53 left to play.

Coach Gerald Reeves was noticeably upset after the game, although he applauded his team’s first half performance and pointed out that fatigue may have played a part in the Hounds second-half drop-off.

&uot;We got tired and made a lot of mental mistakes and errors.&uot; he said. &uot;We got a spark of life at the end and pulled it off, but we’re not satisfied.&uot;