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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Peetz Football Back on Track With Win Over North Park

 

September 25, 2018



Peetz’s Bulldog football team rebounded from last week’s loss versus Stratton/Liberty with a convincing 63-to-20 victory on the road against North Park, Colo.

Peetz made the four-hour journey to take on the the Wildcats, quickly grabbing a 21-to-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, then adding 14 more unanswered points to head into the half up 35-to-6.

North Park was able to score upon the Bulldogs in the third quarter, tallying 14 points to the visitors 8, but a 20 point fourth quarter offensive burst combined with a Bulldog’s defensive effort that shut out the Wildcats in the fourth quarter ended the game with a lopsided 63-to-20 score.

Peetz head coach Scott Sorensen said after the victory, “It’s always a good to win when you travel four hours and play at altitude.”

The travel and thin air apparently had no effect on the Peetz boys, as they racked up 495 total yards in the contest, with 421yards on the ground.

“We played very well,” said Sorensen adding, “(Senior) Bryson Long had a great game on both offense and defense.”

Long punished the Wildcats with a whopping 246 yards on 16 carries with seven touchdowns on the day. On defense, Long was unstoppable, totaling 18 total tackles in the contest.

Junior Cooper White also had a great game, making the most of his six carries gaining 140 yards with a touchdown and completing two passes for 74 yards and grabbed a fumble recovery on defense.

The defensive unit played a very good game, giving up only 326 yards while causing 4 fumbles and an interception and never giving the Wildcats the chance to get back in the game.

Even with injuries that limited some of the stater’s playing time, coach Sorensen focused on the positive, saying “I was proud of our younger guys who had to step in because of the injuries, they did well and are getting valuable playing experience.”

The win improved Peetz’s record to 2-and-2 on the season. They are next scheduled to face Briggsdale in Peetz on Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

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