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Paynesville Press - October 5, 2005

LQPV shuts down Bulldogs, 21-0

By Michael Jacobson

Lac Qui Parle Valley shut out the Bulldogs football team on Friday in Madison, defeating the Dogs 21-0 in a WCC South game.

The Bulldogs, fresh off their first win of the season, 22-15 over Morris the week before, trailed once LQPV marched for a touchdown on its first drive of the game and gained only 176 yards, including just one first down and 53 yards over the first three quarters.

The Dogs gained the majority of their yards (123 of 176) and nearly all of their first downs (six of seven) in the fourth quarter, but that offense was offset by two interceptions in that quarter.

LQPV took the opening kickoff on Friday and marched 70 yards in nine plays for a touchdown for a 7-0 lead. The Dogs, meanwhile, gained 13 yards and a first down on their first possession but did not make another first down until the fourth quarter.

After the teams traded punts for the rest of the first half, LQPV increased their lead to 14-0 in the third quarter. The Eagles faked a punt on third down and ran for 45 yards. The Dogs' defense nearly had LQPV stopped again on this drive, but the Eagles connected on a 14-yard pass play on fourth down for their second touchdown.

In the fourth quarter, the Dogs, trying to get two tying touchdowns, gained 49 yards on their first drive before throwing an interception, drove 41 yards before turning the ball over on downs on their second drive, and then threw a second interception that was returned for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead.

The Dogs' second team offense then gained 17 yards, including a first down, before time expired.

The Dogs fell to 1-2 in the West Central Conference South and 1-4 overall. LQPV (1-3 in the WCC South and 2-4 overall) got their first conference win.

This week, the Dogs will host Yellow Medicine East, a Class AA state quarterfinalist last year, for Homecoming on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Sting (2-1 in the WCC South) trail ACGC (4-0) and BOLD (3-1) in the WCC South. All three are new teams in the conference this year, with ACGC beating BOLD in double overtime on Friday 12-6 to take the conference lead. Benson (2-2) is fourth in the conference, with the Dogs (1-2) fifth, and LQPV (1-3 ) and Morris (1-3) tied for sixth.

Paynesville 0 0 0 0 - 0 LQPV 7 0 7 7 - 21 Scoring Summary First Quarter
LQPV-Adam Paulson 29 run (Chris Aagesen kick);
Second Quarter
No scoring.
Third Quarter
LQPV-Lars Heglund 14 pass from Eddie Massee (Aagesen kick);
Fourth Quarter
LQPV-Matt Enger 23 interception return (Aagesen kick).

Individual Statistics Rushing (attempts-yards-TDs): Alex Naujokas 7-41; Aaron Bachman 7-28; Brett Savelkoul 4-16; Jamie Paul 7-14; Matt Hansen 6-9; David Christensen 1-0;
Passing (completions-attempts-yards-Ints): Paul 6-14-68-2;
Receiving (receptions-yards-TDs): Naujokas 3-44; Hansen 2-20; Savelkoul 1-4;
Punting (number-yards-average): Kevin Klein 5-195-39.0;
Kicking (number-yards-average): Sam Bayer 1-40-40.0.

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