By Ron Schott
In a game featuring a combined 845 total yards of offense and five lead changes, the Louisiana Bulldogs football team came up just short in a tough 44-34 road loss to the Van-Far/Community R-VI Indians.
“I’m very proud of our team,” said Louisiana head coach Joe Calhoun after the game.
Though his Bulldogs picked up a tough loss in a back-and-forth contest, Calhoun was proud of how his team responded from a 12-0 first half deficit that showed a resiliency he hopes his Bulldogs will carry with them throughout the 2018 season.
Trailing 12-0 with 4:15 left in the first half, the Van-Far/Community R-VI Indians football team appeared as if they were just seconds from pulling away for good against Louisiana last Friday night in Vandalia.
After all, the Indians’ Verlyn Johnson just recorded two long touchdown runs of more than 60 yards a piece. The Indians scored those points on drives right after Louisiana fumbled the ball away on consecutive possessions.
While lightning caused a 26 minute delay in the first quarter, the Bulldogs’ offense created their own lightning strikes before halftime.
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