Albemarle drops to 0-2 with road loss
Published 9:39 am Monday, August 28, 2023
The Bulldogs played the team’s second road game of the season in Week 2 in Randolph County facing the Trinity Bulldogs.
Albemarle and Trinity exchanged the lead several times throughout the game, but Albemarle fell to 0-2 with a 29-19 loss.
Albemarle (0-2) took the lead with 4:31 left in the opening quarter. Quarterback Ander Artis found Jason Wall open in the middle of the field for a 22-yard TD pass. The extra point put the Bulldogs up 7-0.
Trinity (1-1) tied the game with five minutes left in the second quarter, but a last-minute fumble recovered by Vincent Gregory allowed Albemarle to take the lead at halftime. With 27 seconds left, Artis found Zyion Geiger in the back of the end zone for a 27-yard TD pass and a 13-7 advantage.
Trinity took the lead back with a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half, and a two-point conversion gave the hosts a 15-13 lead.
Trinity added to the lead with a touchdown with seven minutes left in the game, going up 22-13, but Albemarle struck again. After Trinity extended the lead to nine, Malik Watkins fumbled the kickoff back to the three-yard line, recovered and raced 97 yards down the Albemarle sidelines for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, leaving Albemarle trailing 22-19.
A 73-yard touchdown run on the next drive sealed the win for Trinity.
Albemarle opens its home schedule Friday night against West Stanly (2-0). The Colts won in overtime Friday at home against Carson 28-20.