Bubba Ivers, center, powers his way through Rifle High School's boys freshman team defenders. Ivers, the Moffat County High School boys freshman team quarterback, paced his team in the 50-0 rout of the Bears.

Photo by Ben Bulkeley

Bubba Ivers, center, powers his way through Rifle High School's boys freshman team defenders. Ivers, the Moffat County High School boys freshman team quarterback, paced his team in the 50-0 rout of the Bears.

MCHS freshman football defeats Rifle High School, 50-0

How they scored

• 15-yard run by Ryder Seely

• 20-yard run by Ryder Seely

• 35-yard pass from Bubba Ivers to Jarret Walt

• 25-yard run by Ryder Seely

• 1-yard run by Bubba Ivers

• 1-yard run by Bubba Ivers

• 11-yard run by Mike Samuelson

As Ryder Seely rumbled towards Rifle's end zone, he wasn't paying attention to the Bears defenders closing in on him or his blockers mashing their way down the field.

As the second quarter of Monday's freshman football game opened, Seely wasn't thinking about the score.

There was just one thing on his mind as the wing back barreled into the end zone.

"Just run," he said. "All I was thinking was 'Keep running.'"

Seely wasn't the only Bulldog on the move, however, as the team routed the Bears, 50-0, after playing in a scoreless first quarter.

Seely would finish the game with three touchdowns, all on the ground.

Quarterback Bubba Ivers threw for one touchdown, and scored two more on quarterback sneaks.

But the offense's outburst wasn't even the most impressive aspect of the Bulldogs' game, coach Matt Ray said.

"When Rifle started the game, they had the ball and drove downfield," he said. "I thought, 'This is going to be a long day,' but we held them at the goal line.

"The next time they had the ball, they drove down again, and we got a fumble."

But an offense that scores 50 points isn't doing it just on luck, Ray said.

"Rifle stopped us once," he said. "We had to punt once, and it was because of penalties. It wasn't because the kids weren't moving the ball."

Finding anything he and defensive coach Ken Olinger need to work on with his young team will be hard, Ray said.

"They played great on both sides," he said. "But the offensive line needs to hold their blocks, and the defensive ends need to stay home.

"That's about it, though."

Although there were three fumbles, Moffat County recovered each one and managed to strip the ball from Rifle once.

With Rifle's offense threatening, Moffat County's defense refused to let up, and stifled any chance the Bears had of scoring.

"They made all the big plays," Ray said. "They came in today ready to play."

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