Fulton City upbeat despite defeat

Fulton City upbeat despite defeat
Fulton City had the deck stacked against itself on Friday.
FC, one of the smallest football-playing schools in the state of Kentucky, matched up with the No. 4-ranked 2A team in the state at Murray.
And despite the 57-0 defeat to the Tigers, rookie Bulldog coach Brad Rozzell was surprisingly upbeat after the loss.
“We knew coming in that we were up against a big challenge,” Rozzell said. “Murray dresses 40 or more kids, is senior heavy and average 250 to 270 pounds on the offensive line.
“That’s a lot for us to tackle considering how few players we have, but I think the effort was there. As long as I continue to see that, I’m confident the wins will eventually come.”
Fulton City (0-3) now prepares for its biggest non-district contest of the season on Friday at home against South Fulton.
“The kids are ready,” Rozzell said of the game with SF. “They don’t need to be amped up any by me. I think they see it as an opportunity to go against a school near their size and see how they match up. I had planned on only watching film (today) since it’s a holiday, but the players voted to practice.”
On Friday, Murray (3-0) was ahead 22-0 after one quarter, 36-0 at halftime and 50-0 with three periods in the books.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs (0-3) did have one play worthy of mention against their double-A opposition. Mason Garland found Bubba Kirby on a wheel route for a 50-yard connection.
On the evening, Garland was 3-for-8 with four interceptions. Fulton City was limited to 102 yards and just three first downs.
After the game, FC lineman/kicker Lerinzo Ruiz was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a nagging knee injury.

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