Steven Morris ’16- Attempting to stay perfect on the young season, the football team defeated the Utica Chieftains 35-6, this past Friday. The historical Brown Jug rivalry game provided the Bulldogs with bragging rights for their ninth consecutive win.
It did not take long for high powered offense to put points on the board in Friday’s Macomb Area Conference White division game, scoring on each of their first four drives.
The scoring began early after the Bulldogs defense came out with an opening three-and-out. The offense quickly responded with a 67-yard drive, topped off by a 5-yard run from Brad Tanner, wide receiver, ‘16.
“It is really easy on the defense when the offense comes out hot,” Kade Messner ‘17, free safety said.
Throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass, Paul Hurley ‘16 connected with Mitchell Heimbuch ‘16 for the Bulldogs second score of the night.
Forcing Utica to punt, the Bulldogs’ defense held strong . Tanner took the Utica punt 75-yards to the end-zone, for a thrilling third score of the night. Taking a 21-0 lead into the second quarter.
Scoring again before the half, Tanner scored on a 16-yard jet sweep to make it a 28-0.=
“I really like the way our offense is rolling, we still need to work on our aggressiveness with our run blocking,” Joseph Schneider ‘17, offensive tackle said. “Overall I like the way we are working but we still have a lot to show.”
Failing to put the ball in the end zone in the second half, Romeo’s offense cooled off. The defense kept Utica on their heels. A 17-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Heimbuch was the final score.
“All in all, it was a great team win,” Ryan Medley ‘17, running back said. “I am excited about the future of this team.”
Looking spectacular, the defense only allowing six points and zero touchdowns through the first three weeks of the season. Planning on continuing their undefeated streak, the Bulldogs travel to Runkel Field to battle the Falcons of Utica Henry Ford II next Friday night in another Macomb Area Conference White division showdown with first place on the line.