The 22-point lead that the eighth grade A Dogies football team accumulated in the opening quarter proved to be the difference in their final game of the season against Burkburnett.

The Dogies finished with a 50-30 win over the Bulldogs and an 8-1 season record.

The Dogies opened up the game with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Joel Jones to Drew Tate.

Jones ran in the second touchdown of the first quarter from three yards out, and Preston Langley nailed the first two extra points to give Graham the 14-0 lead.

Graham's third touchdown came on a nine-yard Wes Martin touchdown followed by an Adam Groves two-point conversion pass to Tate on a well-executed fake extra point.

Burkburnett got on the board in the second quarter with a 56-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion, but Graham responded on the ensuing onside kick when Langley returned it 58 yards for a Dogies touchdown.

Alonzo Castillo responded to the next two Bulldog touchdowns with a seven and 11-yard touchdown runs.

Burkburnett scored again on a one-yard plunge, but Jones finished the Bulldogs off with a 25-yard strike to Tate in the endzone. 

Langley ran in the two-point conversion after his extra-point kick was blocked, and the Dogies took the 50-30 win.

For the full story, pick up Sunday's edition of the Graham Leader.