Brendan Banach ’16- Attempting to complete their undefeated regular season, the football team lost, 17-14, in heartbreaking fashion to Eisenhower last Friday. The Eagles held off a late comeback by the Bulldogs, clinching the game with an interception in the endzone.

“It was a very disappointing loss,” John Houbeck ‘16 said. “It is going to change our mentality, and I think we will be better off in the playoffs.”

Starting the game off slow, the Bulldog offense failed to find the endzone until late in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback, Paul Hurley ‘16 found Brad Tanner ‘16 streaking down the sideline to score the first points for the team. Eisenhower coughed the football back up to the boys on the ensuing possession. Taking advantage of the Ike turnover, Hurley turned it into another seven points for the Dogs, making the score 17-14.

Stopping the Eagle offense once again, the defense got the ball back for the offense. Driving down to the one yard line, the Bulldog offense turned the ball over with less than 30 seconds left in the game, and that was all she wrote.

“I think this gives us a huge chip on our shoulder,” Dakota O’Neill 17’ said. “This will help us through practice this upcoming week and get us hungry for the playoffs.”

Finishing the season at 8-1, the boys host the back-to-back state champions, Clarkston High School this Friday night in the first round of the MHSAA State Playoffs.

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