Aurelia playoff-bound tonight at Glidden-Ralston
By Dan Whitney
AURELIA - Coach Myron Radke said he felt his Bulldog football team "played tough and played hard all night" in winning their regular season finale here Friday against district foe Harris-Lake Park.
They notched two more in the second quarter, with White running 40 yards for one score, and Jared and Jacob connecting on a 50-yarder for their second score of the evening. That touchdown came with just 11 seconds left in the half, making the score 34-0, but the 'Dogs weren't done yet. Linebacker Ross Fitzgerald picked off a pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown with just three seconds left in the half, making the halftime score 41-0, Bulldogs.
Harris-Lake Park got on the board with 59 seconds left in the game, to make the final tally 48-8, Aurelia.
Fuller had 89 yards on the ground in seven carries, and White added 83 yards on 11 carries. Jared Bruce completed four of his seven passing attempts for 79 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted once. Jacob Bruce caught three passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
Andrew Perry and Anthony Fowler led the strong Bulldog defense with 12 tackles apiece. Fuller had 11, Ross Fitzgerald and White totaled eight tackles each, Phillip Winterhof tallied seven, Aaron Sennert six, and Jacob Bruce and Drew Puhrman five each.
The Bulldogs, who've rung up an impressive 8-1 record and 5-1 district mark, take on the defending state champion, the Glidden-Ralston Wildcats, at Glidden tonight at 7 p.m., in first-round playoff action.
Coach Radke said the Wildcats have good size and speed, but feels if the Bulldogs play hard and protect the ball, they "can play with anybody."