Bulldogs fall to Denver 53-0 in homecoming game


By Michael Newton


The MFL MarMac Bulldogs had a hard time with the Denver Cyclones defense at the Sept. 27 Homecoming game,  falling behind 40-0 at halftime before losing 53-0.


The Bulldogs had rough field position in the first half, starting in or around the 20 yard line most of the time they had possession. The team managed just 48 plays throughout the game. 


Austin Schoulte was three for 10, passing for 59 yards. Chase Strub lead the rushers with 48 yards on 18 carries. Bryce McKee and Strub were the bright spots on defense with 12 and 10 tackles respectively. 


Denver threw four total passes, completing three for 40 yards. They ran the ball 43 times for 300 total yards. Isaac Barrett ran for 184 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns. 


With the loss, the Bulldogs’ season record fell to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in district 1A-4 . Denver went to 2-4 and 1-2 in district play. 


The Bulldogs will travel to St. Ansgar on Friday, Oct. 4 to play the Saints. St. Ansgar lost 54-14 to South Winneshiek on Friday and is 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the district. 


At halftime, the Homecoming Queen was crowned. This year’s queen is Erin Kinley. Erin will be attending college next year at Iowa State, majoring in Pre-law. Erin plays basketball and shortstop for the softball team and was last spring’s Prom Princess.


The Homecoming King this year is Wesley Ridenhour. Wesley will be attending Iowa State for Engineering. He is a member of the FFA.

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