CANAL FULTON – Fighting through a sluggish start, the Poland Bulldogs showed their resolve by coming from behind to beat Northwest 28-21.
Northwest jumped out to an early lead after successfully converting a fourth down and four, setting up a one yard touchdown run, to give the Indians a 6-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, the Indians would strike again, this time on a 12 yard touchdown pass to close out the first quarter with a 13-0 lead.
The Bulldogs would turn to their defense to get them going in the second quarter. Austin Wilson picked off an Indian pass and returned it for the score, pulling the Bulldogs within one score.
But, the Indians answered once again. A 26 yard touchdown pass would cap a 55 yard drive and the successful two point conversion pushed the lead to 21-7.
Late in the first half Poland would drive 73 yards, finished off with a 11 yard touchdown pass from Jacob Wolfe to George Chammas.
To open the second half, Poland drove 80 yards, capped off by a 39 yard Bob Devito field goal making it 21-17.
The Indians would turn the ball over later in the quarter, giving the Bulldogs another shot. Poland would drive 68 yards, but would again have to settle for a Devito field goal, pulling the Bulldogs within one.
Needing the defense to make a stop, the Bulldogs delivered getting the ball back late in the fourth quarter.
Wolfe would connect for another touchdown pass, this one from 44 yards out and the successful two point conversion gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game.