Ogden and Eagle Grove battle it out

Bulldog senior Grant Palmer had five receptions for 72 yards against Eagle Grove. -Photo by T. R. Photography

Turnovers played a big part in keeping Ogden from upsetting now 6-2 Eagle Grove on Senior Night. Last Friday night’s game was actually closer than the 40-27 final score reflects. The Bulldogs were within a touchdown when the Eagles pulled away on a 45-yard touchdown run in the final four minutes. Eagle Grove improves to 6-2 while the Bulldogs fall to 2-6.

Ogden quarterback Sam Christensen completed 22 of 43 passes for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns. His main target, Lucas Elsner had 7 receptions for 107 yards. Cole Gunderson and Grant Palmer each had five receptions for over 70 yards apiece. Aaron McCutcheon was Ogden’s leading rusher with 50 yards on 12 carries. The Bulldogs gained 95 yards on the ground.

Ogden’s final regular season game is this Friday and Manson-NW Webster.

First Quarter 

Ogden’s kicker Niko Aradilla pinned the Eagles deep, on their own six-yard line on the opening kickoff.  Eagle Grove picked up a first down. On a third and 11 play, Bulldog defense stopped them at the line of scrimmage and forced a punt. 

Ogden got the ball on its own 45-yard line. Quarterback Christensen’s first pass was batted down, then a wide open pass to Lucas Elsner moved the ball 39 yards. Another big pass to Grant Palmer set up first and goal at the five. Ogden was unable to punch it in and Eagle Grove took over on downs.

Neither team could make headway throughout the first quarter. Eagle Grove went three and out on its next series and punted the ball away. The Bulldogs started their drive on the 50-yard line, then were stopped on fourth and a short yard, turning the ball over on downs for the second time. 

Read more in the Oct. 18 issue of The Ogden Reporter.