McLouth football gets offensive in win at Doniphan West
Bulldogs rack up 516 total yards
One season ago, McLouth and Doniphan West cruised to unblemished records against Delaware Valley League opponents, earning the titles of 2011 division champions. Though the teams did not meet last year, they squared off Friday for the last time as DVL foes, and the Bulldogs got the last laugh.
MHS (2-0, 1-0 DVL), led by just 12 at halftime, but scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for a 46-14 victory against the Mustangs (0-2, 0-2) in Denton.
Senior quarterback Marc Walbridge scored the only points of the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs an early 6-0 lead. Fellow senior Dakota Cop made it 20-0 with second-quarter scoring runs of 8 and 35 yards. Doniphan West got on the board later in the period with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Luke Twombly to Tristan Speer, but McLouth answered with a seven-yard touchdown run run by senior T.J. Crowell. Speer closed out first-half scoring when he hauled in a seven-yard scoring strike from Ian Bollinger, making it 26-14 Bulldogs at the break.
Crowell, who led MHS will 167 yards on 17 carries, accounted for all points in the second half. He put the Bulldogs in total control with scoring runs of 4 and 8 yards in the third quarter, then added a 13-yard touchdown in the fourth, giving him four scores on the night.
Crowell was one of two MHS ball carriers to eclipse the 100-yard mark, as Cop added 130 yards on eight carries. When the final whistle sounded, McLouth had amassed 516 yards of total offense.
The Bulldogs will return Friday to Stan Braksick Sports Complex for their homecoming showdown with non-league opponent Christ Prep Academy from Lenexa. The Patriots (1-1) picked up a 19-6 victory last week against Thomas Academy (Kansas City, Kan.) after dropping their season opener on Aug. 31 against Jefferson County North, 28-12.