Above all, a team
There were still piles of snow on the ground surrounding the field when the Bridgeport Bulldogs took to the gridiron Friday afternoon in what turned out to be their last game of the emotional 2020 season.
The Bulldogs faced off against Cedar Catholic High School of Hartington, Nebraska, just over the Missouri River from Yankton, South Dakota, in their first playoff game in five years. The Trojans started with the ball and in the first drive, ran it down field. Play passed back and forth without much adversity to either team. With just over four minutes left in the first quarter, #60 Bulldog Cade Loomis intercepted the ball and the game was finally on, but the Dawgs could not capitalize on it and a fumble on the snap for Bridgeport in the second quarter led to a Trojan recovery and a solid push downfield for their first touchdown. With 4:18 left in the half, the extra point was good, and the Trojans were up by seven when a two yard run by Kerby Hochstein scored for the Red and White with 78 seconds left in the half, taking them up by 14 going into the break.
The third quarter started out strong for Bridgeport, but even with all the Bulldog Pride on the field and off, nothing materialized. At the beginning of the 4th, Trojan Easton Becker ran a short four yards to make the final touchdown of the game, followed by a good PAT, and the numbers on the scoreboard stayed at 21-0 until the last seconds of the game ran out. The Trojans will advance in the playoffs.
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