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Updated: 08/28/2014 08:00:02AM

Second-half collapse dooms Bulldogs

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Senior lineman Earnest Robinson gets ready for the first game of the season. The team had to wait more than an hour for the kickoff due to weather conditions.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Lineman Chace Higgins listens to music as the Bulldogs waited out bad weather conditions before their Kick Off Classic against Port Charlotte.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Port Charlotte linebacker (and former DeSoto resident) Martin Luther reunites with former teammates Deionte Turner and RayShawn Stroman (64).

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

DeSoto Coach Wade Huckabe talks with kicker Cesar Barajas prior to halftime. Barajas’ second field goal of the game brought the Bulldogs to within three points at the half.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Quarterback Reggie Jones picks up a nice gain but fumbles deep into Pirate territory in the 33-6 loss to Port Charlotte.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Alfredrick Tyson (20) comes on to help Deionte "Juice" Turner and an unidentified player bring down Pirate quarterback Anthony Stephens for a loss. Stephens scored three times in the 33-6 win over DeSoto County.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Anthony Lee (11) and Stefan "Thumpa" Williams give chase to a Port Charlotte ball carrier in the 33-6 loss at home Aug. 22.

by Steve Knapp

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Last season the DeSoto County varsity football team mirrored the Clint Eastwood movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” They had moments when they actually played well, while other times they looked pretty bad. All too often they were just plain ugly with penalties, fumbles and mental mistakes resulting in a 2-8 record.

During last Friday’s 33-6 loss to the eighth-ranked Port Charlotte Pirates, they looked pretty good at times and downright bad at others. But contrary to last season, they never ventured into the “ugly” category.

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