Freshmen football shot down by Rifle |

Freshmen football shot down by Rifle

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School freshmen football team played its last home game of the season Thursday at the high school field and was mauled by the Rifle Bears, 20-0.

The Bulldogs saw their record fall to 2-4 on the year.

“We didn’t play as a team tonight,” said coach James Neton. “We had some good individual guys play hard. At moments on defense we had some strong plays. We had a nice goal-line stand right before halftime. On the offensive side we didn’t play a complete game.”

Neton believes his team will bounce back from the loss.

“Rifle looked good tonight,” said Neton. “We can play better and I know that this team will respond. They are a good set of kids and they will learn from it.”

On Oct. 9 the Bulldogs will be on the road for a second chance at Rifle.

“We already mentioned to the team that we get Rifle another time this season,” said Neton. “I know that this team will be ready for them.”

According to Neton, the Bulldogs struggled on offense and that was the difference in the game.

“Offensively, we didn’t help the defense out,” said Neton. “We never got anything going. We have a lot of things to work on.”

The Bulldogs finish the season with four road games and will next be in action at 4 p.m. Monday against Hayden.

“Having four games on the road is tough,” said Neton. “In a freshmen game a home crowd isn’t too much of a factor and we should be all right.”