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Dogs roll 53-13

Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Aurelia QB Jared Bruce threw three TD passes Friday at Ruthven
RUTHVEN - The Aurelia Bulldogs jumped off to a 26-0 lead at the 10:25 mark of the second quarter, en route to a resounding 53-13 football road win over District foe Ruthven-Ayrshire on Friday night.

Gabe Fuller, whom Aurelia coach Myron Radke referred to as "a one-man wrecking crew," scored three touchdowns in the first and second quarters on short runs, and Jared Bruce threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to younger brother Aaron Bruce to start off the night's scoring.

A 28-yard touchdown pass put R-A on the board in the second, to make the score 26-6, but the Bulldogs came right back, with a 62-yard TD pass from Jared Bruce to his older brother Jacob, and two minutes later, Jacob ran a punt back 65 yards for another score. Mike White scored on a 3-yard run to make it 47-6, Bulldogs, at the half.

Jared Bruce tossed his third TD pass of the night, this time to Fuller for 60 yards, with nine minutes left in the third quarter, and R-A closed out the scoring with four minutes left in the game.

Jared Bruce completed five of eight pass attempts for 148 yards and the three touchdowns. Fuller, with 10 rushes for 60 yards and three touchdowns, and White, with 47 yards on 11 carries, led the 'Dogs ground attack. For the second straight game, all three of the "Bruce boys" were involved in the Bulldog scoring, and Fuller totaled four touchdowns - three running and one by pass reception.

Fuller also had a monster game on defense, racking up 21 tackles, causing a fumble, and making an interception. Andrew Perry had the second highest total of tackles for the Bulldogs with nine.

The 'Dogs totaled 259 yards from scrimmage, to the Raiders' 183.

Coach Radke called the game "a total team effort...our team knows the meaning of team! "

The win lifted the Bulldogs season record to 6-1, and they are 4-1 in their district. Aurelia travels to East Greene Friday night for a non-district game, then finishes up the regular season with a big game at home against Harris-Lake Park on October 27. A win in that game will qualify the team for the playoffs.



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