After a narrow season-opening win at Olathe and a three-point loss at home to No. 1 Buena Vista, the Bulldogs kicked their game into high gear Saturday, defeating Del Norte 42-12, at Del Norte.
It was the first loss of the season for the Tigers (2-1 overall, 0-0 Southern Peaks League), who were also celebrating their homecoming.
Senior Jacobe Galley rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns, returned the second-half opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and was 6-6 in PATs. Josh Hardin connected on five of 12 passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
The Tigers ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter, but failed to score on a PAT and a two-point conversion attempt. The Tigers were trailing 28-12 and threatening to close the point gap when Galley intercepted the ball, the Tigers' second turnover of the game, with 44 seconds remaining in the first half of play.
Tight end Conner Beard caught two Hardin passes for touchdowns in the first quarter, and Trenton Tamayo ran for 95 yards in six carries, including one touchdown. Chris Allen caught two passes for 28 yards, Devan Rupe had two carries for 12 yards, Alex Smith added 31 yards and River Panish added 29 yards to the Bulldogs' 294-yard rushing game.
At the end of week four, and with one game remaining before the start of league play, the Bulldogs remain the No. 4 team in Colorado Preps rankings. They face the Southern Peaks League's Monte Vista (3-0 overall, 0-0 league) Friday night, at Monte Vista.
The Pirates have outscored their opponents 108-13 this season, including a 47-13 win at Roaring Fork last Friday.blog comments powered by Disqus