Bulldogs savor win

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2000

After a grueling four-game road stretch and five consecutive losses all but ending any hopes of post-season play, the Natchez Bulldogs wanted – heck, needed – a win.

Senior fullback Chris McDonald’s overtime touchdown gave Natchez its second victory of the season, but more importantly, gave the team hope.

&uot;We’re going to make it to the play-offs,&uot; McDonald said. &uot;If we can eliminate our mistakes and iron out our wrinkles on offense, nobody can stop us.&uot;

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McDonald credited his 120 yard night to his offensive line. &uot;I can’t make anything happen without them blocking,&uot; he said.

&uot;Our line stepped up tonight and blocked,&uot; said offensive lineman Kejuane Bates. &uot;We went straight at them and blew them off the ball.&uot; Bates also saw several mistakes that need to be corrected before the Bulldogs have a serious shot at the play-offs.

&uot;We should have blew them out in the first half,&uot; he said. &uot;Mistakes are killing us.&uot;

Natchez had 12 penalties for 69 yards.

&uot;But we won,&uot; Bates added.

&uot;And it feels good,&uot; McDonald agreed. &uot;Real good.&uot;