-- — The weather did not cooperate and it was anything but convenient given Monrovia is the longest road trip of the season. Still, the Batesville Bulldogs notched their third win of the season.
The Bulldogs traveled to Monrovia Friday for high school football and left with a lead. Unfortunately, they had to return the next day to claim the victory.
The Bulldogs defeated Monrovia by a score of 24-14 and improved to 3-1 on the season leading into this week’s matchup with rival East Central.
When play resumed on Saturday with 2:58 remaining in the second quarter, the Bulldogs led by 10 points.
As it worked out, all the scoring took place on Friday.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on touchdowns by Mike Hoeing and Matt Linkel.
The first touchdown was a 71-yard pass from Connor Schuck to Hoeing followed by a 59-yard run by Linkel.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the second quarter to counter 14 points by host team.
Schuck and Hoeing connected for an 8-yard pass play. Hoeing later added a 21-yard field goal.
Offensively, Linkel rushed for 126 yards on nine carries, while Clayton McKinley carried the ball two times for 73 yards. Schuck finished the game 2-of-8 passing for 79 yards.
The Bulldogs return to action Friday night when they travel to St. Leon to battle the East Central Trojans.