Pilots remain winless against Rockets

by Charles Choate

The Fulton County Pilots returned to the football field last Saturday, following a two-week shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Pilots traveled to Crittenden County, where the Rockets posted a 47-6 district win.

“We just didn’t get anything going,” said coach James Bridges, as the Pilots fell to 0-4 on the year.

“We shot ourself in the foot on our special teams play. It seemed like we gave them the ball on their end of the field each time they went on offense. This is something we work on two days a week, but we have not been able to practice. Defensively we stopped them up front, but when they took the ball outside we didn’t contain. The kids didn’t give up. They were glad to get back out there. They wanted to play,” he continued.

During the game, Fulton County was held to only 80-yards of total offense, with only 13-yards rushing.

Pilots quarterbacks Max Gibbs and Bentlee Johnson combined for 67-yards of passing, but were hampered by four interceptions.

Broc Bridges caught three passes for 22-yards, Josh Cole hauled in two passes for 19-yards and Deivyn Turner had one catch for 16-yards.

On the defensive side, Dylan Hammond and Tyler Love each had eight tackles, with Broc Bridges and Chrisshawn Gordon each adding seven tackles.

This week, Fulton County will return home to host 0-5 Ballard Memorial on Homecoming Night.

Kickoff at Sanger Field is set for 7 p.m.