Bulldogs earn first victory
MCHS gets into the win column for the first time this season with a 27-20 victory over the John F. Kennedy Commanders at MCHS. To see more on this story, see the Saturday Morning Press or visit www.craigdailypress.com.
Senior Brady Conner catches a short touchdown pass with 43 seconds left in the game. Junior Mason Updike runs in a successful two-point conversion and MCHS leads 27-20.
JFK wide receiver Kiko Zarate scores his second touchdown of the night, catching a pass from midfield with 1:33 remaining in the game. A successful extra point puts the Commanders ahead of the Bulldogs, 20-19.
With 11:46 left in the game, the Bulldogs retake the lead with a three-yard charge up the middle by running back Braeden Sullivan. The junior was unable to score on a two-point attempt. MCHS now leads, 19-13.
The JFK Commanders even the score of Friday night's contest at 13-13 off a long touchdown reception by wide receiver Kiko Zarate with 5:23 left in the third quarter. The extra point attempt failed.
With 8:39 remaining in the third quarter, JFK strike back against the Bulldogs with a 6-yard touchdown by a running back. The score is now 13-7 MCHS.
The Bulldogs tack on another first-half touchdown via running back Braeden Sullivan's 5-yard run with 10:01 remaining in the second quarter. MCHS leads, 13-0.
With 3:37 left in the first quarter, MCHS takes a 7-0 lead against the Commanders as Angelo Raftopoulos carries in a touchdown.
The Moffat County High School varsity football team will resume its season schedule at 7 p.m. today when John F. Kennedy High School pays a visit to the Bulldog Proving Grounds.
The Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them against the former Class 4A and current Class 3A school, head coach Kip Hafey said Thursday.
“With all the weight they have on the line, they’re able to get a big push,” he said. “They are also pretty good at throwing the ball to try and open it up.”
Kennedy’s strength lies in its size, Hafey said.
“They have some big boys on the line,” he said. “There’s a lot of weight up front.”
The Bulldogs (0-2 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League) are coming off a 46-13 loss Sept. 3 in Aspen.
Kennedy (1-1 overall, 0-0 in the Metro North League) lost, 27-21, on Sept. 10 to Montbello.
For updates from today’s game, visit www.craigdailypress.com, and for a full recap, read the Saturday Morning Press.