Bullis running back Devonte Williams ran for 104 yards and a score, helping lead the Bulldogs rushing attack to five touchdowns and 214 yards.
The Bullis defense was equally dominate, containing Avalon’s top players Rachid Ibrahim and Jacquille Veii to under 100 yards of total offense. The Bulldog defense also forced a safety, a fumble, and allowed only one score, while holding Avalon to a mere 47 yards of offense.
The Black Knights kept the game close in the first half trailing 19-8 after falling behind 13-0 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, junior running back Isaac Boyd suffered a concussion with five minutes left when his helmet collided with a Bullis player’s knee. After a long delay, he was carted off the field and taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
However, after playing inspired football in the 3rd quarter and showing traces of life, the Black Knights eventually broke down and allowed 22 points in the fourth quarter.
Avalon had nine penalties throughout the game, five coming from lining up offsides on defense.
“”It was just undisciplined line play,” said Coach Tad Shields after the game. “We just have to learn from our mistakes, pick up the pieces, and play our brand of football.”
Avalon was able to keep the game close until the fourth quarter and forced a safety. The Black Knights immediately got the ball back with a Kyle Pleet interception of Bullis quarterback Danny Copeland, his first of the year.
Unfortunately, Avalon couldn’t capitalize, and had to punt the ball back with the score still close at 21-8. After a couple possessions, Avalon had the ball at the beginning of yet another drive, when Bullis was able to force a fumble which they recovered at the 15 yard line.
The Black Knights (2-2) travel to John Carroll High School next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.