After opening the season with three straight wins, Sebastopol’s house of cards came tumbling down on Friday night.
The Bobcats fell behind early as Class 3A Clarkdale took a 42-6 win over Sebastopol on Friday night.
The Bobcats fall to 3-1 on the season and will host division favorite West Lowndes on Friday.
First-year coach Keith Brown said nothing went right on Friday night and most of that had to do with Clarkdale.
“We ran into a really good Class 3A team,” Brown said. “They will make some noise in their division. Add that with us playing about as bad as we could play in all aspects of the game and that’s the results that you get. They hit us in the mouth early and we really didn’t respond. We just took one on the chin and never really got back up. I was glad that we were able to face some adversity early in the season. I would rather get thumped now than in division play. We really didn’t have a great week of practice and will use this week to try to get things fixed before we get into division play.”
The Bulldogs came out rolling and scored the first three TDs of the game and led 21-0.
David Williams then gave Sebastopol some life as he scored on a 99-yard kickoff return. The try for two failed and Clarkdale led 21-6.
The Bulldogs added another score before the half and led 28-6 at the half.
“We weren’t able to do anything on offense or defense,” Brown said. “They were able to get the edge on speed sweep and hurt us on the outside. We overplayed that and then they hurt us on the inside. We had a lot of missed opportunities but just didn’t do anything well in any aspect. We just got whipped all over the field.”
The Bulldogs added two more scores in the third quarter for the final of 42-6.
“I think they graduated 15 seniors and have 13 this year,” Brown said. “They don’t run a ton of plays on offense, but they execute them well. They got after us on defense as well. It was just a bad night. But I will say one thing about our kids, if they have a bad week or bad night, they usually come back with some fire in them. I expect that this week because we have a big game coming up. Sometimes you learn a lot more from a loss than a win and I hope that’s the case this week."
The Bobcats had 76 yards passing and 89 passing for 89 yards. Williams had 71 yards rushing on 12 carries while Jamarion’s Lay had 18 yards on 18 carries. Kari Michaels was 7-of-11 for 76 yards. Andrius McDougle had five catches for 50 yards while Williams had one catch for 39 yards.