At the end of the first quarter, the Magnolia Panthers had a five-point lead over the White Hall Bulldogs, and for the first time this season, they were trailing.  But by the end, the Bulldogs topped the Panthers 47-36 for their fourth straight win of the season.

The game didn't start off as planned, as Bulldog senior quarterback Ollie Reddick threw an interception deep in their own territory that was returned for a touchdown to put the Panthers up early.  White Hall Head Coach Mike Vaughn and his coaching staff knew their team was in uncharted waters trailing 17-12 after quarter one, but the guys responded and got the job done.
"We've been concerned  what would happen if we got behind," Vaughn said.  "That's the first time we've been behind all year, and we responded right back ... that's what you're supposed to do.  We made adjustments on the fly and that can be difficult."
Most of those adjustments were on the defensive side of the ball.  The Panthers have a rugged running attack, led by junior full back Kadyn Roach.  Roach finished the game with 19 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
As the Bulldogs asserted an effort to contain Roach and the Panthers, their offense countered with an attack of its own.
After the early interception, Reddick bounced back to have another standout performance, rushing 14 times for 175 yards and completing 18/24 passes for 323 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Layne Hartsfield returned a kickoff for a 55-yard touchdown to help seal the win for the Bulldogs. For the game, Hartsfield finished with 163 total yards of offense and two touchdowns.
Devon Koonce went over the century mark with 108 yards receiving on four catches while hauling in one touchdown.
For the game, the Bulldogs finished with 618 total yards of offense.  However, one of their key cogs, junior athlete Baylor Owen, went down with what Coach Vaughn is calling a collar bone injury, and he's going to be one that they'll miss.
"Losing Baylor Owen hurt us a big deal," Vaughn said.  "He's been a guy that's gone the distance for us the last four weeks. I really hate it for him, and the good thing is he's a junior if he's gone for the year.  He'll get bigger, faster and stronger. Somebody will have to fill that gap."
Magnolia put up a fight and put the Bulldogs on their heels, but overall the winning effort was there for White Hall, and they remain undefeated.
"The coaches expected that kind of effort we'd seen them on speed and we knew," Vaughn said of Magnolia.  "The fullback was huge and young last year, now he's grown up and can run.  Their defense did a good job, and they showed improvements. But for us, I felt like we gave a good effort all night long, and that's what it took."