Mexico football trounces Orchard Farm for first win

Ben Pfeifer
Posted 9/18/20

The Mexico Bulldogs obliterated the Orchard Farm Eagles 60-34 for their first win of the season on Friday.

The Bulldogs and Eagles began the game scoring back and forth, scoring five touchdowns …

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Mexico football trounces Orchard Farm for first win

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The Mexico Bulldogs obliterated the Orchard Farm Eagles 60-34 for their first win of the season on Friday.

The Bulldogs and Eagles began the game scoring back and forth, scoring five touchdowns before the five-minute mark in the first quarter.

Holding a 21-20 lead, Mexico scored on a Ty Prince run with just under five minutes remaining in the second quarter and never looked back — the Bulldogs held a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.

The Bulldogs (1-1) forced a turnover coming out of halftime and scored again on a Prince touchdown pass to Michael White, putting them up 40-20. The Mexico defense forced Orchard Farm quarterback AJ Snow into four interceptions.

“Once we forced them to start trying to get some big plays downfield, that helped us out in the turnovers,” Mexico head coach Steve Haag said. “Once we got the ball back, we were able to just spend the clock.”

The Bulldogs dominated the Eagles with their rushing attack on Friday, tallying 449 yards and seven scores on the ground.

Star running back Dante Billups ran 26 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Running backs Isaiah Reams — who ran for 76 yards on just five carries — and Andrew Runge also ran the ball in for touchdowns.

Prince ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns, adding onto his 86 passing yards and two scores through the air, both to White.

“I think we executed what we wanted to do and I thought we were more physical,” Haag said.

Next week, the Bulldogs play their first home game of the season against Marshall (1-2) at 7 p.m.

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