Bulldogs charge past Forbush behind 2nd half surge

TRINITY — The Trinity Bullogs used a big half to post a 45-21 win over Forbush on Friday night.

Despite the 24-point defeat, the Falcons (0-2) held a one-point halftime lead at 21-20 behind touchdown runs from Bryson Taylor and Andrew Hutchens.

Taylor, who finished 8-of-16 passing for 47 yards, hooked up with Regan Ramey on a 21-yard touchdown pass. The sophomore signal caller also led Forbush on the ground with 71 yards on 15 carries.

However, Forbush, which was tied 14-14 after one, couldn’t maintain the halftime advantage as Trinity (2-0) outscored the visiting Falcons by 25 points in the second half.

In addition to Taylor, Ramey finished with 13 carries for 67 yards to go along with the receiving touchdown; he also had a pair of catches for 23 yards. McKinley Reavis finished with a team-high three receptions for 16 yards.

Defensively, Cristofer Martinez and Erin Dowd each recovered a fumble while Andrew Hutchens forced a fumble.

Five Falcons, including Ramey, led the defense with five tackles apiece — Dowd, Ethan Pipes (four solo), Nick Myers and Andres Pelagio were the others. Hutchens finished with four tackles.

Forbush now focus its attention to the 24th edition of the Unifi Bowl on Friday night when it travels to Starmount.

In the renewal of the Yadkin County rivalry last year (after not holding the game in 2020), the Falcons were victorious, 21-6.

Dating back to the 2016 season, the two Yadkin County rivals have met five times with Forbush winning three of them. After losing nine-straight to the Rams, the Falcons were victorious, 27-7, in 2016 and won 28-18 in the 2018 edition.

The Rams captured the Unifi Bowl trophy in 2017 (20-0) and 2019 (35-29).

Going back to 2004, Starmount leads the series 11-6.

The Bulldogs will look to remain undefeated when they host East Davidson on Friday night.

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