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Bulldogs on wrong end of wild affair

 


Despite 303 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns from Bradey Holtz, the Peetz Bulldogs dropped a high scoring affair to league opponent Fleming 67-49 on their opponents cold and windy home turf on Friday night.

With their second straight loss, Peetz is now 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the league.

"The wind was so strong neither one of us could pass or punt when going against it," said the Bulldogs head coach Scott Sorensen.

Fleming played downwind in the first quarter and parlayed the advantage into a 22-6 lead. While Peetz fared better offensively in quarter two, the Dogs defense did not fare as well. The 14-14 draw in the second quarter led to a 36-20 halftime edge for the Wildcats.

Peetz also had the wind in the third quarter and managed to narrow the gap to 52-44. But Fleming held their advantage in the final stanza for the 18-point win.

"They ran the ball all over us," said Sorensen. "We need to shore up our defense. We're young. That's really what it's about. When our defense can recognize the proper reads we'll much stronger."

The Wildcats ran for 374 yards in the game. Peetz countered with 293 yards on the ground. In addition to 131 yards rushing by Holtz he also ran back a kickoff for a touchdown. All told, Holtz rang up 166 yards in kickoff returns.

"I don't think Bradey was even touched on that kickoff return," Sorensen said.

Logan Vach picked up 88 yards on the ground and Jordan Nelson 74. Holtz found Cody Wilson for the longest pass reception of the evening for 18 yards. Nelson hauled in another Holtz toss for 10 yards. Vach and Nelson scored a touchdown apiece.

Holtz also led the squad with 11 tackles on defense. Wilson hauled down 10 Wildcats and Vach nine. Tre Lewis picked up a fumble recovery.

The Dogs will host Weldon Valley in another division game on Friday night at 7 p.m.

"If we spread them out I think Bradey can have another big day," Sorensen said. "But if Weldon Valley blocks well and we don't get our defensive reads right, it can be another tough game for us."

 

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