The De Smet Bulldogs fell to the Avon Pirates in the 9B semifinals on Friday, November 3rd, ending the Bulldog season. The Pirates won 46-19.
Avon put the first score on the board after a three-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. A made two-point conversion gave Avon an 8-0 lead. The Pirates added another three-yard touchdown run later in the quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Avon added to their lead with a five-yard run in the second quarter. The two-point conversion extended the lead to 22-0. The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Trace Van Regenmorter to Kadyn Fast. Melville Deloye made the extra to make the score 22-7. Avon got one more score right before halftime on a two-yard run and two-point conversion. The Pirates led 30-7 at halftime.
Avon scored first in the second half. They had another three-yard touchdown run and then made two-point conversion for a 38-7 lead in the third quarter. Van Regenmorter threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tom Aughenbaugh later in the quarter to cut the lead to 38-13. The Pirates added a 10-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. The made two-point conversion gave Avon a 46-13 advantage. The final Bulldog touchdown and final score of the game came on a five-yard touchdown run by Wyatt Jennings.