Cats get the best of our Dogs

No. 8 Cole Gunderson with one of his nine receptions on the night.

 

Unlike last week when the Bulldogs had an impressive performance against Madrid, nothing really seemed to gel in Ogden’s Homecoming game Friday night. The offense struggled to connect on passes and the run game just could not gain traction. Defensively, just when it looked as though the Dogs were holding at the line of scrimmage, West Central Valley would break a huge play, often resulting in a touchdown. 

The first of Ogden’s points came just before halftime with a 20-yard TD pass from Sam Christensen to Noah Snedden.  The Bulldogs would not get any more points up on the board until late in the fourth quarter. Just prior to their final score Snedden, who caught 3 passes for 33 yards, went down with a leg injury and paramedics were called to the scene. 

Christensen connected on 24 of 47 passes for 264 yards.  Ogden’s leading receiver was Cole Gunderson, amassing 100 yards on 9 receptions.

Aaron McCutcheon carried the ball 16 times, and led Bulldog rushers with 89 yards. 

The 33-12 loss puts Ogden at 2-4 on the season.

Against Madrid, Ogden’s quarterback was connecting with receivers left and right.  Friday night he seemed off on some of his passes.

“Sam battled through an ankle injury all week which limited his practice snaps,” commented Coach Burger. “If he was a senior he could have probably got through a week off of practice and been fine, but as a sophomore it affected him.”

West Central Valley’s quarterback Carson Whadle connected with wide receiver Cole Arnburg on four touchdowns. Whadle was  9 of 12 passing for 314 yards.

Read more in the Oct. 4 issue of The Ogden Reporter.