ALTON - The potent Aurelia Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first half on the way to a convincing 42-16 demolition of winless Granville Spalding here on Sept. 26.
The host Spartans scored their two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the game, with Aurelia leading 35-0 at the time.
The Bulldogs rushed 51 times for 309 yards, with pesky Jacob Howey leading the way with 28 carries for a whopping 236 yards and four TDs. Alec Ohlson carried 11 times for 59 yards for the winners, and Aaron Bruce four times for 12 yards.
Aurelia quarterback Camrin Meyer was 7-14 passing for 119 yards and one TD. Leading receivers were Bruce, with six catches for 22 yards and a TD; Howey, three catches for 48 yards; Anthony Fowler, three catches for 42 yards, and Ohlson, two for seven yards.
Howey scored on a 54-yard TD scamper to start the Bulldog scoring, then added TDs on runs of 55 yards, five yards, and six yards. Meyer hooked up with Bruce for a six-yard TD, and Ohlson tallied on a threeyard TD run to round out the Aurelia scoring.
Spalding scored on a seven-yard run by Schewder with 4:46 left in the game, and on a 42-yard TD pass from Randy Schroeder to Matt Wanderschied with one minute remaining.
The Bulldogs fumbled once and lost it, while Spalding fumbled three times and lost two of those. Both teams racked up 13 first downs.
"We did some outstanding blocking, a total team effort," said a pleased Aurelia coach Myron Radke. "Alec Ohlson and Kody Pinkerton were lead blockers for Jacob Howey and did a super job. Jason Glienke, Elliott Zadow, Jordan Glawe, and Zach Nixon did great blocking in the intierior line. Aaron Bruce and Anthony Fowler did great blocking at receivers and ends.
"Our defense was a complete team effort. It was just a super effort by everyone."
Taylor Witzel led that Bulldog defense with 18 tackles, while Steve White and Ohlson registered 11 each, Bruce eight with four blocked passes, Glienke seven, Fowler six, and Nixon five.
The Bulldogs, now 3-2 over all and 2-1 in District play, host Charter Oak-Ute Oct. 3rd for Homecoming.