Peetz Falls to Otis, 62-48
Travel to Branson Next Saturday For Playoff Gam
November 2, 2023
PEETZ--It was the showdown of the Bulldogs last Friday as the 7-and-1 Peetz Bulldogs hosted their rivals, the 7-and-1 Otis Bulldogs at Scott Sorensen Field. Both team's paths inevitably led to this regular season finale, with home-field playoff implications on the line.
Both teams battled hard in the first quarter, with both defenses doing a good job containing the others offense. The first quarter ended with both teams scoring one touchdown, but Peetz was able to convert a two-point conversion attempt, so they held an 8-to-6 lead going into the second quarter. Both offenses opened up in the second quarter, with Otis putting up two touchdowns to take an 18-to-8 lead. Peetz finally struck back with a touchdown pass, and a two point conversion narrowed the lead to 18-to-16. In the final minute of the half, Otis scored a rushing touchdown to take a 25-to-16 lead, but Peetz fired back in the final seconds of the half with a touchdown pass, narrowing the lead to 25-to-24 at the half.
Otis took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring Peetz 15-to-6 to widen their lead. Peetz fought back furiously in the fourth quarter, but was unable to contain the Otis offense. Peetz put up 18 points in the final frame, but Otis did them better with 22 points, and the visitors took away a 62-to-48 victory. Otis racked up 531 total yards on the day against Peetz's 383. Senior Chance Segelke and sophomore Rhyder Bayne both did well throwing the ball, completing 12 of 20 passes for 261 yards and 6 touchdowns. Bayne also rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown.
The loss drops the Peetz record to 7-and-2 and ranks them second in A-6 League 1. They next get to travel to Branson, CO, for a playoff matchup against Branson/Kim. The Bearcats also sport a 7-and-2 record and are lead by the outstanding junior Kolter Cranston, averaging over 178 yards rushing per game. It will be a test of the Bulldog's defense to contain the high-powered Bearcat offense, and if they can slow the Bearcat's rushing attack, look for the Bulldogs to advance to the next round of the playoffs.