EBEN — The Rudyard Bulldogs supplied stiff competitors for Superior Central’s comeback right here Saturday as they handed the Cougars a 67-6 loss in eight video games.
Rudyard did a lot of the harm on the bottom, dashing for 309 of 364 yards on this Nice Lakes Eight Convention East Division outing.
Senior Wyatt Kulik gave the Cougars their solely landing on a 10-yard run late within the third quarter.
“We created a lot of the issues for ourselves by not blocking, passing and holding the ball,” Cougars coach Josh Dealer mentioned. “In case you try this, you are going to battle.”
Rudyard answered on the following kickoff when junior Aiden Bickel ran 99 yards for a rating.
The Bulldogs wanted simply three performs to seek out the tip zone on this one, taking a 7-Zero lead on junior Cam Peterson’s 20-yard cross up the center to sophomore Damon MacDowell.
Peterson added a one-yard TD run up the center and Bickel added runs of 29 yards up the center and 13 yards from proper sort out for a 27-Zero cushion within the opening body.
Bickel caught an early 35-yard TD from Peterson for a 34-Zero lead within the second stanza.
Peterson added a 36-yard TD run up the center and sophomore Tanner Baker scored from 5 yards out for a 48-Zero lead late within the second.
“We’re properly rounded” Rudyard coach Jim Suggitt mentioned. “We hadn’t performed for 15 days, so we have been properly rested. It is at all times good to come back in wholesome. We ran the gauntlet, taking part in Munising, Newberry and Pickford. We have been battle-tested.”
McDowell scored his second TD on a three-yard run up the center for a 55-Zero lead early within the third quarter.
Junior Landen Mayer capped the scoring on a seven-yard run up the center with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left within the sport.
Peterson was 2-of-5 passing for 55 yards and two TDs. The Cougars’ senior was 2 of seven for 14 yards and two interceptions.
“Now we have most likely one of many hardest schedules in UP, though there are not any excuses,” Dealer mentioned. “Now we have to execute. You need to be able to play and do the little issues proper.”
The Cougars completed with 135 yards of whole offense. Kulik ran out 13 instances for 76 and Swetich added 47 from 17 wickets.
They journey to Gaylord to face Colon on Friday.
“I believed we did a great job of limiting their runners,” Suggitt mentioned. “Our line of defense did properly and guys chased the ball properly. Now we have first rate velocity, however no burner per se. We nonetheless have some robust video games on the schedule. Now we have work to do.
Peterson rushed 10 instances for 155 yards, all within the first half. Bickel had 53 on simply 4 carries for the Bulldogs, who host Cedarville-DeTour for homecoming on Friday.