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Bulldogs Win Big in 9B Opener

The De Smet Bulldogs opened the 9B playoffs with a big win at home on Thursday, October 19th.  The Bulldogs defeated the Colome Cowboys 61-8.

It didn’t take long for De Smet to put points on the board.  On their second offensive play, Britt Carlson threw a quick swing pass to Ganon Henrich, and Henrich took it 61 yards for a touchdown.  The Cowboys answered right back scoring on their first offensive play, a 27-yard halfback pass.  Colome also made the two point conversion, and the Cowboys led 8-7 with 10:57 to play in the quarter.  The lead didn’t last long.  Kadyn Fast scored on a 44-yard run to put De Smet back in front, 14-8.  Carlson added a 29-yard run later in the first quarter.  After a fumble recovery, Carlson connected with Tom Aughenbaugh for a 36-yard touchdown pass.  The Bulldogs lead 28-8 at the end of the first quarter.

Fast got his second rushing touchdown, a 49-yard run, just 40 seconds into the second quarter.  De Smet led 35-8 with 11:20 to go in the first half.  Carlson added a 39-yard touchdown pass to Fast with 4:54 to play in the second.  Gannon Gilligan had a five-yard touchdown run before halftime.  Melville Deloye was 7-7 on his extra point attempts in the first half, and the Bulldogs led 49-8 at halftime.

Edger Wilkinson had a punt block and return for a touchdown with 8:49 to play in the third quarter.  The game ended in the fourth quarter after a seven-yard touchdown run by Slayten Wilkinson.

De Smet will host Gayville-Volin in the quarterfinals on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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