Another Bulldogs blowout makes MHS 4-0
Though the McLouth High football team trailed for the first time this season and gave up more points in four quarters than it had in the previous three games combined, the Bulldogs still cruised Friday to their fourth straight win.
MHS held Sunrise Christian Academy scoreless in the final three quarters and enjoyed an easy, 49-13 home victory at Stan Braksick Stadium.
Though the Buffaloes struck first, putting McLouth (4-0) in an early hole, the Bulldogs’ defense finished with four takeaways — including two interceptions by Cameron Humerickhouse — and made sure SCA wouldn’t ruin the homecoming game for MHS.
McLouth running back Dakota Cop scored the first of his team’s seven touchdowns, setting up a 7-7 tie in the first quarter before the Bulldogs took the lead for good on a 14-yard rushing TD by Drew Cerny.
SCA reached the end zone once more, cutting the MHS lead to 14-13 before the home team rattled off 35 unanswered points.
The only score for either team in the second quarter came on special teams when Cop blocked a Buffaloes punt and Charlie Courtney recovered the ball for a touchdown.
In the third quarter, the McLouth offense pounded the ball for three more scores — all by senior running back Shawn Dailey, who finished with 157 yards on 24 carries.
The Bulldogs’ final touchdown of the night came on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Marc Walbridge to Dailey.
Through four games, MHS has outscored its opponents 202-19.
Next up for McLouth is a 7 p.m. Friday game at Jefferson County North.
McLouth 49, Sunrise Christian Academy 13
Score by quarters
SCA 13 0 0 0 — 13
MHS 14 7 21 7 — 49