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Xander Gaines runs the ball for the Bulldogs. Special to the Enquirer/ Shawna Oliver

Priceville falls behind early in 48-23 loss to Brooks

The Priceville Bulldogs (2-1, 1-1) suffered their first loss of the season Friday night at Brooks.

The Bulldogs struggled to get anything going in the first half as the Lions built a 28-8 lead heading into halftime. Brooks scored twice in the first quarter and added two more scores in the second.

The Bulldogs closed the gap in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to keep Priceville undefeated.

Priceville ran for 270 yards in the game and finished with 363 total yards. Xander Gaines led the rushing attack with 118 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Mason Cartee finished with 68 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while Kekey Fletcher added the third Bulldog touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs passed for 93 yards but had three costly interceptions that led to Brooks’ scores. Joey Lubisco had one catch for 45 yards, while William Baker added two catches for 30 yards.

Priceville will travel to Wilson (1-3, 0-2) Friday for a region matchup.

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