Bulldogs rebound and defeat DMC

Griffin Diggs snags one of two interceptions against Woodward-Granger. -Photo by Dave Pfaltzgraff

by DAVE PFALTZGRAFF

REPORTER SPORTS WRITER

The Bulldogs suffered a 46-7 loss to the Woodward-Granger Hawks Friday, Aug. 31. Ogden was held to 253 yards total offense. 

The Hawks started early as they drove 80 yards for the opening score. The Bulldogs denied the Hawks the two point conversion and the Hawks led 6-0. Ogden, on the verge of falling farther behind, was saved when a Hawk pass was intercepted by griffin Diggs at the Ogden 14 yard line. The Bulldogs seemed  to be moving the football but a Christensen pass to Diggs was intercepted by Jamison and returned 46 yards for a touchdown giving Woodward-Granger a 12-0 lead. The Hawks added another score on a 43yard run to increase the lead to 18-0.

The Bulldogs put together their only scoring drive that ended on a 6 yard pass from Christensen to Diggs. 

“I thought Woodward-Granger just played a better game than us,” commented Bulldog Coach Jacob Burger. “They did a good job of improving from week 1 to week 2. The difference in the game was how physical they were.”

Bulldogs fell behind 26-7 at the half and could never recover. 

Ogden was led by Christensen with 75 yards rushing and 141 yards passing and one touchdown. Charlie lake added 33 yards rushing and 13.5 tackles. Diggs added 61 receiving yards and 1 touchdown and two interceptions. Elsner added 68 receiving yards. Snedden added 11.5 tackles. 

 

Ogden vs. Des Moines 

Christian

Sam Christensen and Lucas Elsner led the Bulldogs to a 34-26 win over the Des Moines Christian Lions in an away game Friday, Sept. 7. The Bulldogs rallied from an early 13-0 deficit for the win. 

The Lions roared early taking a 13-0 first quarter lead but the Bulldogs responded with a drive to cut the deficit to 13-7. Lucas Elsner then intercepted a Lion pass then scored on a 25 yard touchdown pass from Christensen for a 14-13 halftime lead. 

Des Moines Christian came out early in the second half to take a 20-14 lead, but an 18 yard Christensen run gave the lead back to the Dogs 21-20. The seesaw second half was capped off by a 78 yard touchdown pass from Christensen to Elsner for the final 34-26 win. 

Ogden was led by Christensen with 161 passing yards growing for 3 touchdowns and 138 rushing yards and running for 2 touchdowns. Elsner had 112 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns and had one interception. Snedden added a receiving touchdown. Lake had 68 total yards and 12 tackles. The Bulldogs stand at 2-1 on the year.

Game stats appear in the Sept. 12 issue of The Ogden Reporter.