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.
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."