Dogs take down Madrid

Jacob Kathman was making tackles all over the field last Friday, leading Ogden with 8 solos and 10 assists. No. 62 is Kolbe Sundell. -Photo by T. R. Photography

“Thank you Bulldogs for giving the Ogden fans a great game. Friday night’s performance at Madrid wasn’t flawless by any means (multiple penalties on both sides of the ball) but you kept fighting and pulled out a 28-21 win against a formidable opponent.”

Ogden was looking for its second win of the season while the Tigers had back-to-back victories over Panorama and West Central Valley and hoped to continue the streak. Both teams are now at 2-3.

“This really was a great game for both the kids and the community,” commented Coach Jacob Burger. “We have worked so hard over the past few years without a lot of results and nights like Friday make it all worth it.”

Burger was impressed how his players faced adversity and never gave up. “It would have been very easy to let things frustrate us but our kids just kept playing, allowing us to come out on top.”

Last week at Panorama, there were times the Dogs struggled. Burger said this week they played a more complete game. “Sometimes with close losses you learn a lot about your team, and I think we did that against Panorama and it carried over into the Madrid game.

Burger feels that with the confidence they gained from the win at Madrid they can compete with everyone remaining on the schedule.

“We started the season off with some fantastic opponents and have continued to plug away, putting ourselves in a position where we have continued to improve every week,” says Coach Burger. “We feel like our best football is yet to be played.”  

Bulldog quarterback Sam Christensen connected with receivers all night, completing 14 of 21 passes for three touchdowns, and led all rushers on 28 carries for 109 yards, one for a touchdown.

Read more in the Sept. 27 issue of The Ogden Reporter.