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Bulldogs end season with good effort against unbeaten RSM

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hawks win 46 - 12, advance to playoffs

REMSEN - The Aurelia Bulldogs, with just one win this season, met undefeated Remsen St. Mary's here on Friday, and the Bulldogs made more of a game of it than one might have expected given the season records of the two teams. Aurelia recovered a fumble on the first play of the game on the St. Mary's 20-yard-line, but failed to convert on a 4th-and-1, losing "a chance to put a scare in them early," in the words of Aurelia Coach Grant Peckenschneider.

Aurelia's Taylor Witzel rushes for a nice gain during recent District football action in Aurelia. The Bulldogs ended their 2009 season in a loss to undefeated Remsen St. Mary's Friday night in Remsen. Photo by Sarah Boldt
Seniors Jacob Howey and Taylor Witzel led the Bulldog rushing attack, with Howey gaining 60 yards on 16 carries and scoring a touchdown and Witzel rushing five times for 41 yards. Witzel also caught six passes for 100 yards and scored a touchdown, and Steve Berg completed 7 of his 14 pass attempts for 91 yards, one TD and had one pass intercepted.

Howey and Witzel led the way for the 'Dogs on defense as well, with Jacob being involved in 21 tackles and Taylor in 16. Fellow senior Elliott Zadow was in on 11 stops.

Coach Peck said he feels that St. Mary's is a "very good football team. They have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs." The Hawks host West Bend-Mallard in first-round action tonight (Wednesday).

The game marked the end of Aurelia's season. Coach Peck summed up the Bulldogs' 1-8 season : "The boys played well the second half and gave a great effort. It was a season filled with adversity, but I thought the guys had fun and played hard all year and I thank them for their effort and dedication. We graduate five seniors - Zach Nixon, Elliott Zadow, Steve Berg, Jacob Howey, and Taylor Witzel. (All are) great young men and have solid futures ahead of them."

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