Watson Chapel saw their playoff hopes dashed Friday night as they fell to the White Hall Bulldogs 37-14 at White Hall.
White Hall used big plays in the first quarter to jump to a 20-0 lead and regained their form early in the fourth to pull off the victory. White Hall senior quarterback Josh Looney threw three touchdowns to lead the way for the ‘Dogs.
Koby Drake got the scoring started on the third play from scrimmage for White Hall (5-1, 4-0) on a 48-yard run. CJ Collins added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats’ offense was held on multiple occasions, and the Bulldogs capitalized again on their second drive as Looney found Baylor Owen with a 64-yard pass to put the ‘Dogs up 14-0.
The first play of the ‘Cats’ next possession went awry as Devin Curry threw a pick-six that was returned by Drake 27 yards for the score. The extra point was blocked by Watson Chapel (1-5-1, 0-4) special team’s unit.
Chapel would finally get on the board with a defensive score when Jordan Thomas-Frazier picked up a Looney fumble and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, and the Wildcats trailed 20-6 at halftime.
Chapel closed the gap early in the third when Looney would once again fumble, and the offense would get its only score of the night when Curry took it in from one yard out. Javarious Brown added the two-point conversion to pull within 20-14.
White Hall responded when Collins nailed a 39-yard field goal to extend the lead. Bad sportsmanship by both teams led to an on-field brawl, and Chapel would not be able to muster another drive after the dust settled.
The Bulldogs added two more scores in the fourth quarter when Looney found Drake with a 35-yard touchdown pass; the other was to Kam Robinson for 34 yards. Looney finished the night with 208 yards passing.
Watson Chapel will once again try to get a win in conference next Friday as they host Little Rock Fair (1-6, 0-4) for homecoming. Fair is coming off a loss to Maumelle on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game can be heard on 98.1, the Hog.
White Hall stays at home as they face Little Rock Christian, who beat Little Rock Parkview 40-20 Friday night.