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Bulldogs win 41-20, stand alone at top of district

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Aurelia's Anthony Fowler (81), Steve White (22). and Kody Pinkerton (40) join forces to tackle an East Greene runner. Photo by Dan Whitney
AURELIA - In non-District football action against East Greene here on Friday Oct. 19, the Aurelia Bulldogs jumped off to a 28-0 halftime lead and boosted it to 41-6 with 6:36 remaining in the third quarter, thus kicking in the "continuous clock" rule which begins when a team establishes a 35-point lead. To East Greee's credit, though, the Hawks scored a touchdown five minutes later to put an end to the continuous clock, then added another in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs took the game by a final score of 41-20.

Senior QB Jared Bruce completed 9 of 15 passes for 210 yards , three touchdowns, and no interceptions to lead the Bulldog attack. Jared's bother Aaron caught five of the passes for 143 yards and two scores, including a 61-yard beauty with :58 remaining in the first half. Anthony Fowler caught just one pass, but it was good for a three-yard second quarter t.d., and Camrin Meyer had three receptions for 164 yards. Jared Bruce led rushing with 45 yards, on just four carries, and he scored two touchdowns through that route also. Sophomore Jacob Howey ran 14 times for 26 yards and one touchdown. The Bulldogs amassed 318 yards from scrimmage to the Hawks' 181. The Bulldogs' Nick Felten had an outstanding night on defense, being involved in 21 tackles, including three for losses. Kody Pinkerton had 10 stops and Aaron Bruce nine. Steve White recovered two Hawk fumbles and Aaron Bruce one, and Jared Bruce had an interception.

Aurelia's chances of earning a District championship seemed to improve when Harris-Lake Park, which was tied with the Bulldogs for the District lead, dropped a contest to Remsen St. Mary's. Aurelia and Harris-Lake Park square off in the regular season finale this week in Lake Park. Aurelia now has a 5-0 District mark, and H-LP is 4-1, and the matchup this week has been moved to THURSDAY night, by mutual consent of both schools.

A Bulldog win will assure the ‘Dogs the District championship with an undefeated District record, Should the hometown Wolves win, however, it will leave the two teams tied with 5-1 marks. The playoffs begin Tuesday night, Oct. 30, with the District champ hosting the round one game.

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