The Buckeyes rushed their way to a 36-16 victory Saturday at Wolverine Field over the Bulldogs in Division III Newton County Recreation Commission football action.
The Buckeyes' Andrew Robinson and Logan Brake ran for a pair of touchdowns in the win, as the Buckeyes outscored the Bulldogs 20-8 in the second half.
The Bulldogs tied the game 16-16 at the start of the second half, but Brake's two second-half touchdowns propelled the Buckeyes to victory.
The Buckeyes scored the game's first two touchdowns, quickly marching out to a 16-0 lead behind the speed of Robinson. Robinson scored twice in the first half, both on runs of 27 yards, while Brake coverted a pair of 2-point conversion kicks.
Leading by two scores with 7:01 to go in the first half, the Buckeyes surrendered their first touchdown of the game to the Bulldogs' Kameron Harris with just over two minutes to go in the period. Harris found the end zone on a 32-yard touchdown run and Corztez Floyd ran in the 2-point conversion to cut the Buckeyes' lead in half heading into the break.
The Bulldogs knotted up the score at 16-16 on their opening drive of the second half, using three plays to march 55 yards, capping off the drive with a 53-yard touchdown run down the left sideline by Floyd.
The touchdown was the last for the Bulldogs, as the Buckeyes scored 20 unanswered points to close the game.
Brake scored his first of two touchdowns on a 5-yard run, giving the lead back to the Buckeyes for good.
Jordan Cain extended the Buckeyes' advantage to 28-16 with 8:39 left in the first half, crossing the goal line on a 1-yard touchdown run. Cain's score came on a 5-play, 56-yard drive that saw the Buckeyes eat up four minutes of game time late in the half.
Brake capped off the Buckeyes' offensive outburst with a 48-yard touchdown run, bursting through the Bulldogs' defense for the game's final score. Brake's touchdown sealed the Buckeye's win.