AURELIA - The fast-improving Aurelia Bulldogs hung up 22 points in the first quarter on the way to a decisive 41-10 District football victory over Charter Oak-Ute at Homecoming 2008 here on Oct. 3.
Fleet running back Jacob Howey figured in on four touchdowns for the victorious Bulldogs, scoring on runs of five, 15, and 43 yards, and catching an 11-yard TD pass from quarterback Camrin Meyer.
The Bobcats scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone for a safety late in the second quarter, and tacked on a six-yard run by Ryan Staley in the fourth frame against the Aurelia JV defense.
The 'Dogs rushed 40 times for 219 yards, with Howey leading the way with 23 hauls for 183 yards. Meyer was 6-12 passing for 132 yard and one TD, and two picks. The Bobcats passed 19-31 for 176 yards and two interceptions. They rushed just 39 times for 52 yards against the stout Bulldog defense.
Steve White led the tough Aurelia defense with 19 tackles, followed by Pinkerton with 16, Taylor Witzel 11, Ohlson nine and an interception, Meyer eight and an interception and fumble recovery, Bruce eight and two fumble recoveries, Zadown eight, and Zach Nixon six, a pick, and fumble recovery.
"We played hard. The kids were ready to play," said a pleased Aurelia coach Myron Radke. "When we play like this, that's all we (coaches) can ask. We were ready."
The Bulldogs are now 4-2 over all and 3-1 in District play, and play at dangerous Woodbine (4-2, 3-1) Friday. The Bobcats remain winless this season.