North Sand Mountain stuns Addison in first round

ADDISON — For the first time since 2015, the Addison Bulldogs did not advance to the second round of the playoffs, falling to the North Sound Mountain Bison, 20-13, at A.G. Hicks Stadium in Addison. Christian Roberts led Addison with 99 total yards on the night, completing 3 of 4 passes for 41 yards, while rushing for 58 yards. Weston Smith led the Bulldogs in rushing with 67 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown. Justin Mather led Addison with seven tackles with one tackle for a loss. The Bison scored a touchdown in the first and second quarter on drives of 38 and 64 yards, connecting on both extra point kicks to take a 14-0 lead.

With less than two minutes remaining in the first half, Smith ran five yards to the endzone to finish a seven play, 58 yard drive. Elijah Howse kicked the extra point to pull Addison with seven points, 14-7, at halftime. Both teams scored in the third quarter — North Sand Mountain on a neight play, 69 yard drive, but failed on the two point conversion to remain in command, 20-7. The Bulldogs countered with a nine-play, 80 yard drive, with Grant Rice scoring on a eight-yard run. Addison’s two-point conversion was also unsuccessful, with the Bison retaining a seven-point edge, 20-13. With less than a minute remaining in the game and the Bulldogs driving deep into North Sand Mountain territory, the Bison intercepted an Addison pass and ran out the clock for the win. Addison finishes the year at 8-3.