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Bulldog defense shuts down Raiders

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The Bulldogs headed into their fourth game of the season with a 2-1 record, rated #3 in Class 9B. They took on the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders at Wilkinson Field in De Smet on Friday.

De Smet won the toss and took the opening kickoff. After a long run by Dylan Zell, Kadyn Fast took the handoff from Britt Carlson and scored on a 41-yard touchdown run. Zell rushed for the two-point conversion, and the Bulldogs held an 8-0 lead.

The De Smet defense forced a Raider punt. The Bulldogs again drove down the field, and Carlson found Gannon Gruenhagen for a 22-yard touchdown pass. Zell again got the two-point conversion, and the score was 16-0 De Smet.

The Bulldogs held ORR to a 3-and-out punt. Carlson pitched to Fast for a 12-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, but De Smet led 22-0.

ORR would punt again, and this time Trace Van Regenmorter ran it back 30 yards for a touchdown. Fast got the two points, and the lead grew to 30-0.

The De Smet defense got another stop, and the Raiders punted once more. Van Regenmorter fielded it and again ran it back for a touchdown, this time going 47 yards. Carlson took it himself for the two-point conversion, and the score was 38-0, Bulldogs, with 2:00 remaining in the first quarter.

De Smet would score three more times, once on a 42-yard run and two-point conversion by Gannon Henrich, a one-yard touchdown run by Brody Halverson and a 16-yard touchdown run by Gannon Gilligan. The game would end at halftime due to the 50-point mercy rule, with De Smet winning 58-0.

For De Smet, Carlson was one for three, passing for 17 yards and one touchdown. Fast had two carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. RJ Cleveland had four carries for 45 yards rushing, and Henrich added 40 yards rushing and a touchdown. Gruenhagen had one catch for 17 yards and one touchdown.

On defense, Zell led with eight tackles. Noah Harrison had three tackles and two sacks. Cleveland had four tackles.

No stats were reported for ORR.

The Bulldogs travel to Wolsey this Friday to take on the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds.

De Smet 38 20 58

ORR 0 0 0

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