Bulldogs record 333 yards against Melrose

This article submitted by Zac Spates on 9/22/98.

On Friday, Sept. 18, the Bulldogs traveled to Melrose to play their third game of the season. Melrose, a perennial power, is always one of Paynesvilleâs toughest teams to play, and the Bulldogs knew what they had to do. However, the team ended up losing 43-20.

Right: The 1998 PHS football captains area: Josh Roemeling, Tyler Wuertz, Dustin looman and Jeff Voss.

In the first quarter, the Bulldogs defense held Melrose to only one touchdown, while the offense scored one touchdown, run by Josh Roemeling, and completed their two-point conversion (Jeff Voss) to take the lead 8-7.

In the second quarter, Paynesville marched down the field to score another TD, run by Voss, to take the lead 14-7. Melrose shaken by Paynesvilleâs scoring pulled their team together and scored 22 points in the second quarter to lead at the half, 29-14.

In the second half of the game, Paynesville only managed to score one more TD run by Roemeling, while Melrose continued to dominate the passing game and scored two more touchdowns to win the game 43-20.

Paynesville shaken by the injuries of two key players, Josh Jones and Josh Roemeling, still played an excellent game. Both players as of Friday night are questionable as to when they will be able to come back.

Coach Kyle Nehowig said of Fridayâs game, ãThe offense played great with 333 total yards, and 19 first downs. The kids came back after a poor game against Litchfield offensively, to a great offensive performance this week.

ãJosh Roemeling had an outstanding game at quarterback with 104 yards rushing and 43 yards passing behind a fired up offensive line,ä Nehowig added.

Coach Nehowig also commented on Paynesvilleâs middle linebacker, Dustin Looman. ãDustin had a great game on defense. Looman had eight solo tackles in the game and five joint tackles,ä he said.

Paynesville: 8 6 0 6ö 20
Melrose: 7 22 7 7ö 43

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