Bulldogs beat the Vikings, 45-6

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan North Caroline Bulldog running back Joey Bildstein was tackled by Cambridge-South Dorchester Vikings Jay’zon Roberts, left, and Camren Lake during the teams’ game Sept. 5.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
North Caroline Bulldog running back Joey Bildstein was tackled by Cambridge-South Dorchester Vikings Jay’zon Roberts, left, and Camren Lake during the teams’ game Sept. 5.

RIDGELY – The North Caroline High School Bulldogs dominated the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings on Sept. 5, beating the visitors 45-6. The game had been moved up from Friday out of concern for the possible effects of Hurricane Florence.

The win brought the Bulldogs’ record to 3-0, while the Vikings dropped to 1-2. The contest completed a tough three-game stretch C-SD players and coaches knew they would face to start the season.

On the schedule were Queen Anne’s County, Woodbridge, and North Caroline. All are bigger schools with successful programs, and are the same ones C-SD faced last year, going 0-3 to start their campaign.

In their season opener this year, the Vikings beat Queen Anne’s, 23-22, and looked strong doing it. Then the following week, they traveled to Bridgeville, Delaware to face the Woodbridge Raiders, who overwhelmed them.

It was more of the same last Wednesday, as North Caroline began scoring early, when Will Manship ran 21 yards for a TD in the opening minutes of the first quarter.

Other scores by Manship, Casey Byrd and Ryan Bauer resulted in a 33-0 advantage for the home team at halftime.

“North Caroline simply couldn’t be stopped,” a report on maxpreps.com said. “North Caroline has a history of success against Cambridge-South Dorchester, winning their last head-to-head 45-6.”

The Vikings’ offense never got going against North Caroline, as C-SD struggled to move the ball past the line of scrimmage. Top running back Khalik Beasley was on the sideline because of an ejection against Woodbridge, while his comrade in the backfield, Shamar Young, was out with an injury.

C-SD got on the board when freshman Kanye Pinder scooped up a fumble and ran 46 yards down the sideline for the score.

North Caroline next reached the end zone on carries by Trenton Hillard, Montreyse Deshields – who sprinted 60 yards for the final points of the game.
On Friday, the Vikings will return home to face Colonel Richardson. Both teams are 1A schools.

Last week, the Colonels lost to Wicomico (2A), 38-10. On Sept. 7, they beat Snow Hill (1A), 33-0. The boys from South Caroline County opened their season on Sept. 1 with a 48-6 loss at James M. Bennett (3A).

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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