Dogs end season with a dominating performance

Aaron McCutcheon on one of his two touchdown runs last Friday against Manson Northwest Webster. -Photo by T. R. Photography

The Bulldogs regrouped following last weekend’s home loss to Eagle Grove and ruined Manson Northwest Webster’s hopes of a winning season. Manson Northwest Webster ended its season at 4 wins and 5 losses. Ogden, who had won just to previous games, defeated the Cougars 24-14 at Manson Friday, Oct. 20.

“I think we finally played up to our potential,” said Coach Jacob Burger following the win. “We have played really good spurts but had not put together a complete game until this past Friday.” The Bulldogs had a solid performance on both sides of the ball, racking up over 300 yards in total offense while the defense created problems for Manson Northwest Webster’s passing game.

 

Although Ogden did not capitalize scoring-wise from a pair of Cougar fumbles, the turnovers pinned the Cougars deep in their own territory. Wes Clausen recovered one on the 43-yard line. Ogden moved the ball down field and was looking to score after driving to the 12 but turned the ball over on downs. Following a Jacob Kathman fumble recovery at midfield, the Bulldogs went three and out and punted the ball away. 

Cougar quarterback Derek Girard Jr. tossed up a five-yard touchdown pass to Keegan Pritchard for the first score of the game. After a failed PAT, the hometeam led 6-0. Girard only completed three more passes on the night going 4 of 21 for 29 yards. 

Ogden started a second quarter drive on the 50-yard line. The Bulldogs converted on a fourth down pass from quarterback Sam Christensen to Jonah Tews, keeping the drive alive. Christensen racked up 70 yards on 8 of 14 pass completions. Ogden scored when Aaron McCutcheon, who had 18 carries for 106 yards to lead the Bulldogs in rushing, ran in for one of his two touchdowns against the Cougars. The extra point by Niko Aradilla gave Ogden the lead, 7-6.

Read more in the Oct. 25 issue of The Ogden Reporter.