Rouse, Bees spoil Liverpool home debut

Just when the Warriors were crowding the line of scrimmage in the second quarter, Casey Colligan offered up a perfect play-action fake from his own 44 - and found tight end Carter Twombly wide open in the secondary.

Twombly finished off the 56-yard TD reception, and though the PAT was missed and it trailed 14-13, B'ville had reached Sanfilippo's goal of catching up by halftime.

Thanks to Rouse, it would do even more.

Pinned on its own 12-yard line with a minute to play in the half, Colligan took a shotgun snap, handed off - and watched Rouse outrun the entire Liverpool defense on an 84-yard sprint inside the Warriors' five-yard line. Antonio Peck scored from one yard out, and B'ville led 19-14 at the break, despite two turnovers and a rash of penalties.

The getaway came in the third quarter, courtesy of more long runs from Rouse, who set up another short Paprocki TD and found the end zone himself on a 26-yard run. To cap it off, Rouse went 54 yards for his second touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

All the while, B'ville's defense shook off those early Liverpool scores and forced the Warriors into all kinds of mistakes, including bad snaps and turnovers on three straight possessions. Peck and Eric Tommarello both had interceptions and Stephen Mitchell recovered a fumble.

B'ville brings its 3-0 mark back home to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium next Friday to face Nottingham at 6:30. The Bulldogs are 1-2 and are coming off a 44-14 loss to CBA.

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