Bulldogs obliterate Chaparrals

COD loses against Georgia Military, 52-6


Lucas Koprowski

The Georgia Military Bulldogs face off against the College of DuPage Chaparrals on Sept. 28, 2014 at COD’s McDougall Field.

Ben Grote, Sports Editor

The Chaparrals endured a harsh 52-6 loss against the Georgia Military College Bulldogs during College of DuPage’s first homecoming game in nearly 40 years.

The Chaparrals started off the very beginning of their homecoming game with an interception made by cornerback Tavaraus Wade, resulting in a touchdown for COD.

This great start in the first 20 seconds made it look as if the Georgia Military Bulldogs were going to have their work cut out for them against COD.

The fans roared seeing the Chaparrals’ defense coordinate so well together which gave a morale boost among COD’s athletes.

Despite a hopeful start, Georgia Military College quickly came back and were able to dominate the rest of the game.

During the first half of the game, COD was able to stand a fighting chance against the bulldogs.  The Chaparrals’ defense was able to stop the ball from moving across the field at crucial times.  COD’s offense tried everything in their power to move forward on the field, and was very close to scoring at the end of the first half.

However, after the second half began, the defense began to shut down and allowed the Bulldogs to score again and again.

During the second half, Georgia Military was able to capitalize on kickoff returns, interceptions, and long-distance passes. Georgia Military’s defense prohibited COD to make any more touchdowns throughout the game.

Chaparral head football coach Matt Foster admitted he did not expect such a large score gap.

“I think that the score total from the first half was where I thought we might be at. However, the second half was way off on how I predicted the game to end,” Foster said.

Foster acknowledged the Chaparrals made errors that aided in the result of the huge loss.

“There were a lot of mistakes that could have been avoided. Georgia Military is a great team, and you can’t make mistakes like we did against a great team.”

Chaparral quarterback Zach Mahoney remarked on their tough opponent.

“We knew that Georgia Military was going to play as hard as they did,” Mahoney admitted. “From the start we could see that it was going to be a battle until they end, and they didn’t let up. Their defense was especially difficult to play against, and I think that there was a lot we could have changed in terms of our offense.”

It’s an unfortunate loss for the Chaparrals, especially with having such a great start to their season. Their current record is 3-2, and they play their next game against Trinity Valley on Oct. 4.