CROCKETT — CROCKETT - The Westwood Panthers final effort for a 2013 season win against Crockett fell short Friday, as the Bulldogs were able to pull away late and finish their season with a 29-14 win.
“I am really proud of the team for the way they finished the season,” head coach Rogers Mays said. “We played a good game on both sides of the ball and did the things that we were coached to do.”
Westwood received the opening kickoff and was able to move the ball inside Crockett territory, but a fourth down run by DJ Hicks was stuffed for no gain to allow the Bulldogs to take possession at their 31-yard line.
Crockett’s first two running plays were good for only one yard, but on the third down, quarterback Case Robinson connected with receiver Carlton Shirley for 68 yards and a touchdown.
The extra point was missed, giving Crockett a 6-0 lead after only four minutes into the quarter.
Westwood also was able to take its second possession into Crockett territory after the kickoff, but ran out of steam and turned the ball over on downs at the Crockett 45-yard line.
The Bulldogs marched into Westwood territory taking the ball all the way to the Panther 23-yard line where, on third down, Crockett quarterback Robinson rolled to the right side looking downfield when he was hit by a Westwood defender causing him to fumble.
Micah Ellerbe of Westwood scooped it up and raced down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown. Ryan Walters kicked the extra point for the Panthers, who led 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter started with Crockett and Westwood trading possessions.
Crockett’s second turn in the quarter produced a better result with a 78-yard drive that culminated with a 26-yard scoring strike from Case Robinson to Carlton Shirley. The Bulldogs try for two was stuffed by the Panther defense.