Bulldog toe downs Wewa in OT

The Liberty County Bulldogs emerged with a hard fought, 35-34 overtime victory over the visiting Wewahitchka Gators last Friday night, August 27, thanks to the kicking toe of Alejandro Rodriguez who converted all five of his extra point attempts.

The Bulldogs overcame another brilliant performance by Gator senior Alex Williams on both sides of the ball. The Vanderbilt commit rushed for 193 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown burst, passed for another 37 yards and one touchdown (to Zay McDaniel), and contributed to the defensive effort with 10 tackles and one assist.

McDaniel, the talented sophomore, added seven rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown in addition to picking up 103 kickoff return yards.

Landon Hysmith and Tyran Williams rushed for 77 and 20 yards, respectively, with each scoring a touchdown.

For the game, the Gators totaled 316 rushing yards, 37 passing yards, and 127 return yards.

In overtime, Wewa took a 34-28 lead, but were not able to convert the 2-point try.

On their next drive, Bulldog quarterback Rylen Roddenberry tied the game with a short run to set up Rodriguez’s game-winning kick.

Wewa has a bye this week before hosting Rutherford on September 10.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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