Ogden football team has trouble with SCC

Sophomore running back Kaden Moorman maneuvers for some extra yardage during the fourth quarter of Ogden’s district opener against No. 6-ranked SCC last Friday night in Lake City.

Friday, September 27th--South Central Calhoun rushed for 400 yards as the Bulldogs fell 61-8. The Bulldogs only score came in the final frame on a 16-yard pass play from Sam Christensen to Ethan Haberer. Coach Burger said “I’m really proud that our kids never gave up in this contest. South Central Calhoun is a top-notch team and they showed it on Friday. Our kids gave a great effort all night long and even though the score didn’t reflect, they worked on becoming a better team. We really had two ways of approaching this game sitting back and trying not to lose, or going out to try to get better and compete. Sometimes this means throwing the ball a little more than you would like or doing things on defense that are more aggressive. This team isn’t satisfied with the results but the kids went out and played to win and not just to keep it close.”

The Bulldogs struggled to stop Landon Schleisman as he rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns. Burger said “Defensively, I think we were in the right position all night but just weren’t able to make enough plays. South Central showed they have several really good running backs. I thought we did a great job of stopping the players who we knew coming into the game were the biggest threats. Where we struggled was with the 3rd and 4th options that they had. Against elite teams we need to continue to get better at tackling in space.”

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