They definitely deserved to get back on the winning track. We had a very short, but intensive practice week before this game. We even came in on Saturday morning to get some extra work in–they all showed up and we had one of the best practices we’ve had all year.
The Bulldogs did a great job of blocking till the whistle and hitting everything in sight last night. It seems at least once a game, Billy York gets a crowd-pleasing hit. We finished the night as a team with a 314 yard rushing performance. The offensive line was really getting a big push and our skill players did a good job of picking their holes and following the blocks. Elijah Byfield finished with 97 yards on 7 carries, 1 TD, and 8 broken tackles. Justin Bergdorff had 64 yards on 5 carries and 2 TDs. Josh Tirjan also added 62 yards on 6 carries. On the season so far, we now have 1286 yards rushing, 130 broken tackles, 18 touchdowns, and 84 pancake blocks.
Defensively, we had to bend-but not break last night. They were able to pound it on us for most of the 1st quarter and some of the second. But, we were able to get big stops when we needed to in order to keep them out of the endzone. We forced 5 turnovers in the game. Jordan Powell & Dustin Bergdorff led the way with 6 tackles each. On the season so far, the defense has 31 tackles for loss and has recorded 21 turnovers.
We have a big rivalry game on Thursday night September 20th at Burks Middle School in Monterey. The game will kick-off at 6:30 PM. This will be a “Must-Not-Miss” game. We look forward to seeing a large caravan of fans Thursday night to support and cheer us on.