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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Bulldogs Fall To Mustangs, 66-20


September 8, 2022

Peetz's Bulldog Football team traveled to New Raymer Thursday to match up against the Prairie Mustangs, and after a competitive first quarter, ran out of gas and fell 66-to-20.

The Bulldogs were coming off a win against Kiowa the previous week, and had a good start to the contest against the Mustangs. After going three and out on their first series, the Bulldogs punted to the Mustangs who then marched down the field for a touchdown. A missed extra point made the score 6-to-0 in favor of the home team. The Bulldog offense was able to string a few plays together when freshman Rhyder Bane threw a long pass to junior Noah Naegele who was able to go over the defender and bring down the ball, turn and run for a touchdown. A two-point conversion gave Peetz an 8-to-6 lead.

But the Mustangs were too big and too fast for the Bulldogs, and continued to drive and score. After taking a 20-to-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Prairie defense stiffened and stopped the Bulldog offense while the Mustangs offense kept scoring. 14 more points in the second period gave the home team a 34-to-14 lead at halftime. Peetz could only muster one more score in the third quarter, while the Mustangs added 32 more points in the second half to walk away with a 66-to-20 win.

After the game, Peetz Head Coach Scott Sorensen said, “We played very well in the first quarter, and knew we would have to score a lot to win. We had to move a lot of players around after losing quarterback Chance Segelke last week to a broken leg. Our freshman did a great job and stepped up in the game. Defensive fatigue hit us in the third quarter, and Prairie's great running game proved to be too much.”

Peetz next hosts defending A-6 Champion Cheyenne Wells on Friday. Sorensen said, “We play the defending state champion on Friday, and we are looking forward to our team improving each week. The more we get comfortable with new positions and new schemes we will begin to have more consistency.”


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