Bulldogs lose first district contest
After losing its previous four games by an average margin of 39.3 points, the McLouth High football team was much more competitive on Friday night at home.
But the Bulldogs still lost their district opener to Jefferson County North, 20-14.
MHS (2-5) jumped out early on JCN, 8-0, but the Chargers tied the game in the second quarter and took the lead in the third.
MHS senior Jake Hullinger ran for 120 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the loss, McLouth’s fifth in a row.
Senior quarterback Derrick Crouse completed four of nine pass attempts for 46 yards and a score. His touchdown pass was caught by senior Jarrod Bechard, who hauled in three passes for 39 yards.
JCN picked up 270 yards of total offense while McLouth gained 216 yards.
Now 0-1 in district play, the Bulldogs’ next two foes are Pleasant Ridge and Oskaloosa. MHS will play host to PRHS at 7 p.m. Friday and wrap up its regular season with a road game at OHS the following week.