The Greenwood Bulldogs knocked off West Memphis last Friday to secure their spot in the 6A State Championship against Pine Bluff.
The Bulldogs got the ball to start the game and moved into the end zone in 12 plays. Greenwood quarterback, Connor Noland, found Kenny Wood open near the Bulldog sideline for a 20 yard touchdown catch. Grant Ennis knocked the extra point through the uprights to give Greenwood the early 7-0 lead.
West Memphis responded quickly after Michael Troxler hit Steven Stone across the middle of the field for a 61 yard gain. Two plays later Troxler kept the ball himself for a touchdown. Denver Burton tied the game up after a made extra point.
It was now Greenwood’s turn to respond, and they did. The Bulldogs took 14 plays this time before Noland found Peyton Holt for an incredible touchdown grab from 18 yards out.
The Bulldog defense came out on the next possession and flexed their muscles like they have all year, forcing a three and out and giving the ball back to the offense. The Bulldog offense capitalized on the three and out as Grant Ennis nailed a field goal from 26 yards out to give Greenwood the 17-7 lead in the early second quarter.
The Bulldog defense came up huge again as they recovered a fumble at the West Memphis 20 yard line. Noland made quick work of the West Memphis defense as he found Wood, again, this time from twenty yards out for the touchdown. After the made PAT Greenwood had a commanding 24-7 lead.
Greenwood got the ball back just minutes later after another three and out and a bad punt by West Memphis. This time the Bulldogs took the ball 49 yards down the field for the touchdown. Kenny Wood was the man again as he ran the ball up the middle from 17 yards out to give Greenwood a 30-7 lead. Ennis tacked on the PAT to make it 31-7 with 6:29 left in the first half.
Wood kept going in the third quarter as he scored for the fourth time on the night. This time he ran it in from 14 yards to put the dagger in the Blue Devils and give Greenwood the 38-7 lead. The Bulldogs scored once more in the third quarter as Noland hit Josh Barlow, who muscled his way into the end zone.
The West Memphis Blue Devils tacked on a touchdown with less than two minutes in the game to bring the final score to 45-14.
Connor Noland finished the night with 208 yards and four touchdowns, while Kenny Wood also finished with four touchdowns.
The Bulldogs (12-0, 7-0) travel to Little Rock this Friday to face Pine Bluff (11-1, 7-0) in the 6A State Championship game. The game is set to kick off at 7PM at War Memorial Stadium.