It was the Bulldogs’ first varsity game since gaining national recognition nine days after being shut out on Jan. 13.
The Bulldogs scored eight more points – two 3-pointers and two free throws – in the game they would lose 32-10 before a polite crowd that consisted mostly of parents and classmates from both schools.
Indeed Dallas Academy played better against Cambridge, which won the teams’ first meeting of the season, 41-8, on Jan, 15, two days after Dallas Academy was shut out by The Covenant School of Dallas.
Neither Lott nor his players, weary of an avalanche of attention since the 100-0 loss first made headlines on Jan. 22, would talk to the media after the game.
Dallas Academy has not won a game in at least four seasons. But that hasn’t tarnished players’ efforts or dampened their enthusiasm. They never complained after the 100-0 loss. They played with only six players against Cambridge.
Dallas Academy dropped out of its Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools district soon after the shutout. Still, the school chose to play some of its district opponents on its original schedule. Cambridge was one of them. Instead of a rematch with Covenant on Friday, Dallas Academy scrimmaged against a middle school team.
It’s good Dallas Academy can now lose without being humiliated. I’m not quite sure what all of this means, but I guess I feel better that Dallas Academy only lost by 22 points instead of 100-0. Funny though, it’s still a loss, but gosh I feel better about everything now.
Dallas Academy girls close the gap in another loss (Dallas Morning News)