The Geraldine Bulldogs kicked off the 2020 football season by doing what they do best — running the football with success.
Two Bulldogs rushed for more than 100 yards and a third finished close to the century mark as they whipped Class 4A Westminster Christian of Huntsville 30-7 on Thursday night at Coolidge Isbell Field.
Anthony Baldwin paced Geraldine’s punishing ground game with 122 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Sebastian Totherow carried eight times for 110 yards and one score.
Caleb Hall rushed seven times for 93 yards. Drew Fowler received a carry for 13 yards.
New starting quarterback Bo Harper completed 4-of-11 passes for 41 yards. Troy Willoughby had two receptions for 28 yards, Hall one for 9 and Baldwin 1 for 4.
Jose Garcia paced Geraldine’s defense with six tackles, and he also kicked a 40-yard field goal.
Jaxon Colvin, Harper, Tiffin Gillilan, Totherow and Willoughby all recorded five tackles.
Geraldine’s defense intercepted four passes, two of them by Willoughby. He returned one of his 25 yards for a pick-six.
Colvin and Harper each collected an interception.
Geraldine starts Class 3A, Region 7 play with a Sept. 4 trip to Asbury. It will be the first meeting between the Bulldogs and Rams.