Bears play stout defense but come up short

Published 12:15 am Saturday, September 13, 2014

Billingsley came up short in a spirited effort against Gordo.

In another game that was delayed because of lightning, visiting Gordo scored first on a safety with 6:06 remaining in the first quarter.

Gordo (3-0, 1-0) scored a touchdown with 9 minutes left to play in the second quarter to move ahead 9-0.

With 2:05 remaining in the first half, Billingsley’s Tommy Williams recovered a fumble and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown to make the score 9-6.

Dalton Davis intercepted a Gordo pass at the end of the first half, and pitched the ball back to Jaytarius Steele, who ran 75 yards to the shadow of the Gordo end zone before being brought down.

The play turned out to be Billingsley’s best scoring opportunity the rest of the game, as the game ended with the 9-6 score.

The Billingsley defense was stout all night.

Steele had his own interception, with a 41-yard return, to go along with six tackles.

Rashaud Caver led the Bears (1-2, 1-0) with 11 tackles. Derrick Dunigan had 10 tackles, and Davis and Mason Friday had nine tackles each.

Thomas Nichols completed five passes in 13 attempts for 75 yards, with Steele catching two of those passes for 43 yards.

Caver rushed five times for 36 yards.