Bulldogs falter in second half - South Hamilton pulls ahead for the win

Kolbe Sundell’s kick was good, but when South Hamilton was called for a penalty, Ogden, now closer to the goal line, opted to go for two. Sam Christensen ran in for the conversion, tying the game at 8.   -Photo by Dave Pfaltzgraff

Ogden suffered their first road loss 37-8 to the hands of the South Hamilton Hawks Friday, Oct. 12.

The  Hawks exploded for 29 second half points in the loss. In the snow and rain the Bulldogs were held to 137 total yards - 101 yards on the ground and 36 through air.  

The Bulldog night started tough as Sam Christensen’s early pass was intercepted by the Hawks. South Hamilton scored on a 25 yard run by Klongham. Klongham ran for a two-point conversion putting the Hawks up 8-0. 

Bulldog defense played tough turning the Hawks back on two drives inside Ogden’s 20 yard line. 

The Bulldogs put a drive together in the second quarter with a big catch by Ethan Snedden, capped off by a 29 yard scamper to pull within 2 at 8-6 and tied it when Christensen ran in the two-point conversion. Bulldog defense stepped up big once again at the end of the half, intercepting a pass deep in Bulldog territory for an 8-8 tie. 

The second half was a different story. South Hamilton’s quarterback Cole Berg began finding open receivers, throwing two touchdown passes while running for two scores himself. 

The Bulldogs were led by Christensen’s 66 rushing yards and one touchdown. Charlie Lake rushed for 37 yards. Snedden had two receptions for 38 yards. 

 

Ogden falls to 2-2 in district play and 4-4 overall. They finish the season next week at home against Madrid.