The De Smet Bulldog football team suffered a loss at home to end the regular season on Friday, October 13th. The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks got the 12-2 in over the Bulldogs. De Smet finished the 2023 regular season with a 6-2 record.
The Bulldog defense got a score in the first quarter on a tackle for loss by Grant Wilkinson in the endzone for a safety. De Smet led 2-0 with 7:04 to go in the first quarter. The Elks took the lead, 6-2, in the second quarter on a three-yard touchdown run. The score remained 6-2 at halftime.
Elkton-Lake Benton extended their lead with a six-yard touchdown run with 5:19 remaining in the game. That crucial score by the Elks gave them a two-score lead at 12-2. The Elks defense was able to hold the Bulldog offense out of the endzone for the win.
De Smet will be the #4 seed in the 9B playoffs. The Bulldogs will host Colome on Thursday, October 19th.