Early scores lift Bulldogs over Corner, 35-14

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Montevallo Bulldogs improved to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in region play with an impressive 35-14 win over regional opponent Corner at home Friday night.

The Bulldogs dominated this contest on both sides of the ball, limiting Corner to less than 50 yards total offense, forcing four turnovers and a safety.

Montevallo head football coach Jim King said his defense pitched a shutout the previous week (35-0 at Holt) and held Corner to negative yards rushing.

He noted the whole offense and defense played well.

Montevallo’s Phillip Evans scored on runs of 49 and two yards; Leland Johnson scored on a 36-yard run; Brian Fulgham scored on a one-yard run; and the Montevallo defense forced a safety to put the Bulldogs up 28-0 … all in the first quarter.

David Martires was blocked once and missed twice before he connected on a first quarter point after.

Fulgham added a three-yard run in the third quarter, and Martires made good on the extra point to make the final, 35-14. The Bulldogs held Corner to minus-37 yards rushing and 80 yards passing for 43 yards total offense.

Montevallo pounded the Corner defense, however, for 272 yards on the ground.

The Bulldogs turned the ball over once on a fumble, while Corner gave up the pigskin on three interceptions and a fumble.

Bulldog quarterback Chad Glass completed one of two passes to Casey Smith for 20 yards, pushing the home team to 292 yards total offense.

On the night, Montevallo’s Evans rushed four times for 67 yards and two touchdowns; Fulgham rushed seven times for 55 yards and two touchdowns; and Johnson rushed four times for 51 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively A.J. Wade led the Bulldogs with 11 tackles and one sack. However, Fulgham accounted for nine tackles and got to the opposing quarterback twice.

Next up for Montevallo is regional foe Oak Grove at home.

&uot;Oak Grove is always coached well and will be a big challenge,&uot; King said