Archive for Monday, September 24, 2012

McLouth football drops tight game at Olpe

September 24, 2012

The McLouth High football team suffered its first setback of the season on Friday, falling 13-12 in a defensive battle in Olpe.

The Bulldogs (3-1) took a 12-6 lead into the fourth quarter, but a 65-yard touchdown run by Olpe’s Mitchell Argabright forced a tie late in the game. An Isaac Hall extra point gave the Eagles (3-1) a one-point advantage, and McLouth wasn’t able to respond.

“It looked like we were in position to get the tackle, but we just didn’t get it done,” MHS coach Chris Stewart said of Argabright’s run. “With a team like Olpe, if you don’t get all of them that you have to, they’re going to break away.”

Olpe struck first on a four-yard touchdown run by Hall in the first quarter. The Bulldogs answered in the second with four-yard scoring runs by senior Dakota Cop and junior Drew Cerny. The defenses took over from there, as neither team found the end zone again until Argabright’s go-ahead score.

Cop led the MHS offense with 46 yards on nine carries. Both teams struggled to find yardage all night, but the Bulldogs out-gained the Eagles by a 256-201 margin.

“It’s a good game for us, win or lose,” Stewart said. “It gives us an opportunity to look at where we’re at on both offense and defense. That’s kind of what we were hoping to get out of this game when we scheduled it, so I’m happy about that.”

Stewart’s squad will return to Delaware Valley League play at 7 p.m. Friday when it welcomes Pleasant Ridge to Stan Braksick Sports Complex.

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