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Bulldogs come up on top in thriller

Bruce Tippets

In a football game that had plenty of offensive fireworks the Moffat County High School junior varsity team edged the Union Cougars, 26-24, in overtime Saturday at the high school field.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs built an 18-6 advantage when sophomore quarterback Mike Charchalis ran in from 55-yards out. The Bulldogs went for two but came up short.

The Cougars weren’t done as they scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to tie the game at 18-18 and set the stage for overtime.

“We did have a rough second half,” said coach Lance Scranton. “In the second half we didn’t move the ball on offense and we let them back in the game.”

In the extra period, the Cougars scored a touchdown on their first play of scrimmage to go up 24-18. Union tried the extra point but a host of Bulldogs blocked it.

MCHS answered on its first play when Charchalis found the end zone from 10-yards out. The Bulldogs went for two to win the game and Charchalis ran it in from 3-yards out.

“When you go to overtime you never know what is going to happen,” said Scranton. “Like coach Kip Hafey is always found of saying, overtime is the best way of winning and the toughest way to lose. Thankfully we were on the winning end. We are happy.”

Scranton said the junior varsity players always seem to have a busy weekend.

“A lot of these kids dress up for the varsity game on Friday and then turn around and play on Saturday,” said Scranton. “We are doing a good job. We are still having a rough time on third down and on penalties.”

The Bulldogs played today at 4 p.m. against Rawlins, Wyo., at the high school field.

“We don’t have too much time to rest and enjoy this victory,” said Scranton. “We will be here today and we will be ready to play.”


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