CORNING — It was a rough Friday night for the Corning High football team as Gridley took a 34-7 road win.
The Cards defense stopped the Bulldogs’ first running play. The Bulldogs would not be stopped, though. They had a run from the 45-yard line and scored the first touchdown.
The Cards got the ball back but went four and out before Gridley scored again. and it was was 12-0.
Corning drove into Gridley territory to start the second quarter with a few passes and runs. This momentum ended when the Cards could not convert a fourth down in the Bulldogs territory..
Gridley quarterback Cameron Carr had a run of 15 yards to help the Bulldogs make it into Corning territory. He eventually made it into the end zone extending the Bulldogs lead to 19-0.
The kickoff bounced off a Cardinal, and the Bulldogs recovered. They scored another touchdown and succeeded with the two-point conversion to end the quarter up 27-0.
Corning received the kickoff to start the second half, but the run game was unsuccessful until running back Isidro Barajas broke free for a 25-yard run up the middle. Barajas got another couple of yards to get the Cards into Bulldogs territory.
When things seeming hopeless, Frank Gregorio blocked Gridley’s punt from the end zone. One of his teammates managed to recover the ball for a touchdown. The Cards converted the extra point and were down 27-7 with around 3:35 left in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs had the ball to start the fourth quarter and made their way up the field. They would score thanks to another breakout run from Carr and go up 34-7.
Gridley’s Brigham Lessard snagged an interception from the Cards with 10:45 left in the game. The Card could not make anything of their final possessions and the game ended 34-7 Gridley..
The Cards fall to 1-2 for the season while the Bulldogs are 2-1. Corning is on the road next Friday, facing Oroville at 7:30 p.m.