Bulldogs bite Cowboys, 42-6

25_fb-37HE SCORES!  — Colter Knox pulls down a TD catch of seven yards from Joe Ries in the game with Choteau on Friday. Knox caught two passes for 13 yards and the lone Cowboy score as they fell 42-6.  Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin





Choteau built up a 24-0 lead early, were ahead 30-6 by halftime and coasted to a 42-6 win over the Cowboys on Friday.

Conrad picked up 180 yards of total offense, a respectable 145 on the ground, but passed for just 35.

The team did not have a turnover and only committed five penalties.

Choteau also had the yellow flag tossed in their direction five times and they committed one turnover. However, they ran up 525 yards of total offense, 186 on the ground and 339 in the airways.

For the Cowboys, Joe Ries led the rushing attack with 64 yards on 32 carries. Wesley Varnum ran for 47 yards on six carries, Colter Knox picked up 28 yards on three carries and Devin VandenBos had 21 yards on two carries.

Ries was 5-11 passing for 29 yards. He tossed a seven yard strike to Knox for the lone Cowboy score. Varnum was 1-1 passing for six yards.

Ben Moerkerke caught three passes for 16 yards, Knox two for 13 yards and Bryce Watterud 1-6.

On the defensive side, Codi Seaman forced a fumble that Ries gathered in. Watterud led the way with tackles, having seven. Moerkerke had 6.5 tackles and Sam Larson 3.5.

This weekend is Homecoming and game time is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff with Cascade.

Somebody is going to win a game. Both teams, Cowboys and Badgers, are 0-6 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

Conrad has scored 24 points and given up 273 while the Badgers have scored 43 points and have given up 293 points.

The Homecoming King and Queen will only be introduced at halftime of the game, not at the Pep Rally which is Friday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.