Academic, behavior issues keep key Bullpups benched last week
By Brandon Park
Two key players for the Morgan County Bullpups were benched because of academic and behavior issues for last Wednesday’s match-up against Carver Middle School.
As a result, the Pups suffered a 34-17 loss.
“During this game, just about everything went wrong that could,” Head Coach Milfred Franklin said. “We were missing two of our key players...but that should’t have been a reason for the way we played. What the players need to learn is that when circumstances come up unexpectedly, they can’t just fold the tents up and circle the wagons. They have to be resourceful and find other ways to get the job done.”
Trent Hawk was the leading scorer with 10 points, and three others recorded two points.
On Saturday, the Pups hosted a game against Indian Creek Middle School at the high school’s new gym.
And this time, dispite missing players, the Pups rallied together with who they had and came away with a 45-35 victory.
“It felt good to get back on the winning side with the way lost our last game,” Franklin said. “Even though we didn’t have everybody, the players got a little more confidence in themselves that they can win no matter who’s playing.”
Key scoring in the game fell during the second and third quarters, where the Pups outscored Indian Creek by 11 points.
Anfernee Waller led all Bullpup scorers with 20 points, followed by Hawk with eight and K’Darius Dennis with five.
“Anfernee finally had his breakout game, something Coach Green and I have been looking for,” Franklin said.
The Pups were scheduled to face Loganville Middle School at home Wednesday. Morgan will host Social Circle Middle School Friday. The Pups captured victory against Social Circle in the season opener.