Freshman football ends with four wins

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The Moffat County High School freshmen football team ended its season Tuesday on the road, dropping a 12-0 decision Tuesday to Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah.

The Bulldogs finished the year with a 4-5 record.

"The last game was disappointing because we had a poor six minutes at the start of the game. We fumbled the football and we gave up a few easy touchdowns which put us down," said coach James Neton. "That was something that we were trying to improve on all year."

Neton said his team recovered from the slow start and played a solid game.

"After the first six minutes we started to play again and we played better," said Neton. "That's one thing this group needs to improve on is playing 48 minutes of football."

Neton did have a good time coaching the freshmen team.

"The thing about this freshmen class was that they were very coachable," said Neton. "It was a real fun group of boys to work with. The biggest improvement was that they kept working hard and no matter what the score was they gave it their best."

This year, the Bulldogs played against Hayden and Rangely junior varsity teams.

"During the season we played a couple of junior varsity teams and also we played a couple of schools that were bigger than us," said Neton. "Those games were tough games for us."

Next year Neton believes the players will step in and play on the junior varsity and varsity football teams.

"I think that a large number of players will contribute to the junior varsity team next year and a few will contribute to the varsity team," said Neton. "We started with 36 players and we finished with 28. I hope that we have 30 sophomores out for football next year."

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