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Defense keeps game close for a half as Bulldogs suffer sixth shutout

By Matthew Harrell
Bell’s defense kept the Bulldogs in the game for two and a half quarters, but it finally gave out halfway through the third quarter as Branford handed the Bulldogs their sixth shutout loss of the season.
Despite the offense sputtering, Bell’s defense held Branford scoreless in the first half to take a tie game into the half.
But spending so much time on the field finally got to the Bulldogs’ defense as they gave out, allowing a touchdown with 6:42 left in the third quarter. Branford scored twice more in the third quarter and once in the fourth take a 28-0 win.
The Buccaneers limited Bell to 85 yards of offense and 0 points.
The Bulldogs fall to 2-6 on the season. They travel to Bronson Friday. The Eagles 0-8 after losing to Chiefland, 47-0, last week.