Bulldogs' Hard Work Pays Off

  The Sparta High School football team’s victory over Pinckneyville Friday, September 19th was sweet on numerous accounts. Not only did Sparta break a thirteen year losing streak to the Panthers, but also accomplished their first conference win since 2007. The boys have started the season off with an exciting 3-1 record.

The Bulldogs defeated Pinckneyville with a score of 13-9. With just over two minutes left in the game, Drew Kordys threw a 26 yard touchdown pass to Shaun Rogers to regain the lead. The nail in Pinckneyville’s proverbial coffin came during their next possession when Alyze Nesbit, Anthony Carter, and Trei Greer all took part in a forced fumble ending in a Sparta recovery. The fans went crazy and the boys celebrated a very rewarding and well-earned victory.

The win over Pinckneyville also landed the Bulldogs the ESPN Southern Illinois High School Team of the Week for week four. More >>