Steamboat starts the game with the ball. The Bulldog defense stopped them for a 3 and out. In their first series on offense, the Bulldogs went to work with their smash-mouth Thunder set. The Bulldogs completed a 12-yard pass from Bubba Ivers to Zach Raftopoulos on 3rd and 10 to start the drive. Then the Bulldogs went to the ground. They ran the ball nine times for 50 yards. The final run was a 1-yard score by Hodge Raftopoulos. The snap for the point after was on the ground and holder Zach Raftopoulos picked it up and was able to reach the end zone for two points. The drive took 5 minutes, 37 seconds and 11 plays.
Steamboat fumbled the ball on their first play on the next possession. The Bulldogs didn't hesitate to take advantage of the turnover. Four plays later the Bulldogs scored their second touchdown. The score didn't come without a nervous moment. Ivers fumbled at the end zone but Brady Conner fell on the ball in the end zone for the score. The kick was good and with 3:12 remaining in the first quarter the Bulldogs lead 15-0
Moffat County defense forces another three and out. The Bulldogs went back to work on offense. Bubba Ivers scored on a 33-yard run on third down. The drive was seven plays for 75 yards and 3:45. 22-0 MCHS
The Sailors haven't been able to run the ball, so they go to the air. The Sailors completed pass plays of 11, 4 and 15 yards with the last one a completion from Christian Ramirez to Michael Savory for the touchdown. The Sailors were also aided by a 15-yard personal foul on the Bulldog defense. The score is 22-8 with 2:28 left in the seond quarter.
The Bulldog offense has not been stopped tonight. This time the Bulldog offense was aided by a kickoff return to the Steamboat 45-yard line. Seven plays later Hodge Raftopoulos pushed the ball in. The extra point was missed. With 42 seconds remaining in the first half it's 28-8 MCHS.
The game comes to half with a 28-8 score. The Bulldogs 29 carries for 197 yards. Steamboat carried the ball 15 times for 13 yards, but they had success through the air. The Sailors were 5 for 10 for 35 yards.
Both teams started the half with a punt. Moffat County started it's second drive in the half from their own 45 yard line. Brady Conner took off on his longest run of the season for 52 yards to the 2-yard line of Steamboat. It took three plays, but Ivers pushed it in the end zone for the score. The kick was good. With 5:41 left in the 3rd quarter MCHS leads 35-8.
It's almost mercy-rule time. The Bulldogs' Zach Raftopoulos stopped a Steamboat drive with an interception on the MCHS 20-yard line. Another big run, which was originally a 76-yard touchdown run but was kept out of the end zone because of a penalty, a 67-yard run by Wes Champman. The Bulldogs' Mason Updike finished the drive with a 1-yard run. The kick was good. With 49.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter, 42-8.
MCHS 42, Steamboat 8