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BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Bulldogs celebrated homecoming in style Friday, clobbering the Mountain View Buffaloes 33-0 in dominant fashion to move to 3-0 in 2A West con- ference games. Lovell used a punishing ground game to wear down the Buffaloes and control the clock, which helped the defense hold the Buffs out of the end zone. “Mountain View is a spread team,” coach Doug Hazen said. “They threw 33 passes, and that’s a lot of passing attempts for a high school team. When you can run the ball you can play keep-away and tire out their players and grind it on ‘em.” The Bulldogs took the. opening kickoff and scored in four plays including a seven-yard run by quarter- back Beau Green, a 42-yard burst by halfback Tyler Teter and a 13-yard touch- down run up the middle by fullback Riley Abraham. “When we play well we get some balance,” Ha- zen said. “Beau had a good run, and Ty gets 42 so now they’re keying on him, and you slip the ball to Riley. It’s hard for a defense to hone in on one player. And it opens up the passing game, too.” Lovell led 7-0, and after stopping Mountain View, the Bulldogs struck quick- ly again on a 25-yard touch- down pass from Green to Brandon Teter on a slant across the middle that fol- lowed a 19-yard run by brother Tyler Teter. The PAT failed, but Lovell led 13-0. ' The Bulldogs continued to move the ball the rest of the first half including CHRONICLE 0l' Bulldogs bash the Buffs to cap homecoming week ts CINDY ASAY Lovell junior receiver Brandon Teter runs for daylight during 'Lovell’s 33-0 win over the Mountain View Buffaloes Friday night at Robertson Stadium. Moving up to help is senior Britton Woody. The Bulldogs travel to Lyman Friday. three long runs by Green, but Hazen said the team “shot ourselves in the foot” and failed to score. He noted that Brandon Teter dashed for 65 yards and a score, but the play was called back on a penalty. Meanwhile, the Bull- dogs dominated defensively. “Our linebackers did a good job ‘collisioning’ their wide receivers. They couldn’t run free without somebody hitting them,” Hazen said. “Our defensive line pressured the quar- terback well. He got hit a bunch, which disrupted their timing and rhythm. “Brandon Teter had a nice interception. Our cor- ners and safeties played their technique well and were in the right position.” After the Lovell defense gave the offense a short field the Bulldogs scored their third touchdown in the third quarter as Abra- ham broke free for a 281.. yard touchdown run. Then later in the quarter Green broke free around the end, cut back against the grain, broke a couple of tackles and scored on a 69-yard run. Lovell led 27-0. Green gained 167 yards on ,11 carries Friday, Ty Teter 158 yards on 18 at- tempts and Abraham 49 yards on just three carries. Green completed five of 12 passes for 78 yards and no interceptions and the touchdown pass to Bran- don Teter. Brandon Teter 'csfiéfit 'E’t‘w'o‘: 'passes“f6r’“';36 "' yards, Abraham one for 31 yards, Britton Woody one for 10 yards and Ty Teter one for seven. Abraham and Bran- don Teter led the team with 17 defensive points each, and Konner Davis added 16 points, Jaret Collins 15, Kaleb Mayes 13, Kenneth Powell and Merrill Beck 11 each, RJ Davila 10. The Bulldogs added a final touchdown early in the fourth quarter, cap- ping a drive that begaglate October 1, 2015 l The Lovell Chronicle 7 es began substituting with younger players. “It’s a different group now than three weeks ago,” Hazen said of the team’s three-game winning streak. ‘ t “They’re starting to under- stand how good they can be and their potential. The sky’s the limit. We control our own destiny. Every- thing we want to accom- plish is in front of us.” LYMAN GAME The Bulldogs will head for Uinta County this week to face the Lyman Eagles for a 3 p.m. kickoff Friday. Hazen said the 2-2 Eagles will be a huge challenge for his team. “It’ll be tough,” he said. “Number one, it’s at 3 in the afternoon, which we’re not used to. We have a 5:30 am. departure Friday. Lyman is a tough place to play. They always play tough. “They’re a run-first team. If you stop their run- ning game you’ll have suc- cess against them. If you can’t, it’ll be a long after- noon because they’ll be pretty physical. They’ll pull their guards and tack- les and run counter plays. They’ll run 80to 90 percent of the time.” On defense,‘Hazen said, Lyman uses a 3-5-3 forma- tion with five linebackers, any two of which will blitz on just about every play. “They’ll want to load up the box to stop the run,” the coach said. Lyman started the year with a 47-0 loss at Wheat- land but played Big Horn tough in a 26-8 loss at home. In the last two weeks the Eagles crushed Kemmerer .38-14 at home and ,beat Pi- in thié‘third, as Tyler Tet’é‘firwi‘f‘edale 26+‘Iéi’.at"Pined‘aleL scored on a 22-yard’ run, af- ter which the Lovell coach; Last year Lovell edged Lyman 28-24 in Lovell. Grizzly runners make gains at Worland meet BY DAVID PECK The Rocky Moun- tain Grizzlies showed im- provement from Monday to Thursday last week as they competed at the Wor- land Invitational Thursday after hosting their own in— vitational at Foster Gulch three days earlier. “It’s always hard to compare times at meets, however Worland’s meet was on a golf course and it’s a similar course to ours, so I think to make a compari- son, we definitely had bet- ter times across the board,” coach John Bernhisel said. “I can’t pretend to explain why. We just had a bet- ter meet. It was incredi- bly hot, so I was pleased. The middle of the season sometimes gets hard. The kids are running every day and can experience a bit of a mid-season lapse. We went just a bit easier Tues- day and Wednesday to we would have fresh legs on Thursday, and it made a difference.” Worried about keeping legs fresh, Bernhisel has canceled Rocky’s participa- tion in the Wright Invita- tional on Saturday, though the Grizz will run in Ther- mopolis Friday. He had planned to take a few run- ners to Wright but decided against it. . “It’s a bit much in the middle of the season,” he said. “I can tell our kids don’t need the extra meet.” In Worland, officials de- cided to run both the varsi- ty and junior varsity divi- sions together in one girls race and one boys race. Ber- nhisel had already entered some athletes in varsity and others in JV, so he kept the lineup. Junior Dominic Twom- ey was Rocky’s lone boys varsity entrant, and he ran well in Worland, placing 15th with a time of 18:44.66, more than a minute fast- er than the Rocky meet on Monday. “Dominic had a bad race Monday, but he real- ly shined Thursday in Wor— land,” Bernhisel said. “I was pleased.” Six Grizzlies competed in the junior varsity boys division, and junior Zack Milbrad continued to show DAVID PECK Lady Grizzly freshman Jacque Leonhardt glides along the fifth fairway at Foster Gulch during the Rocky Mountain Invitational on Sept. 21. Jacque and her teammates ran strong in Worland Thursday. promise, placing 10th with a time of 20:25.66, while sophomore Stephen Pre- ator was close behind in 12th at 20:27.21. “Zack is working bet- ter in practice than he ever has, and Stephen clearly is in our top three or four run-_ ners,” Bernhisel said. “It’s nice to see a lot of young runners.” Sophomore Lathan May and senior Spur Hack- ney ran neck and neck and placed 23“:1 and 24th, re- spectively, with times of 21:28.18 and 21:29.50. Se- nior Josh McCracken fin- ished 33rd with a time of 22:11.56, junior Trevan Ly- tle 44th at 23:48.94. “Josh and Trevan are consistently, over time, DAVID PECK Rocky Mountain sophomore Stephen Preator cruises during the Rocky Mountain Invitational on Sept. 21. The Grizz will compete in Thermopolis this Friday at 1 p.m. picking up their pace and improving,” Bernhisel said. “It’s great. They’re work- ing hard in practice every week.” LADY GRlZZ All seven members of the Lady Grizz team ran in the junior varsity divi- sion and competed well. Freshman Grace Wassmer placed sixth with a time of 24:29.78, and junior Maris- sa Arnold nearly made the top 10, finishing 11th with a time of 25:40.02. Junior Livia Higgins and fresh- man J acque Leonhardt ran neck and neck and placed 15th and 16th, respectively, with times of 25:57.41 and 26:00.72. “Jacque didn’t finish the race Monday, but she ran smart Thursday,” Ber- nhisel said. “She ran with Livia and we’re excited about her. “Grace is a strong run- ner. She needs to gain some speed, but she’s got great endurance. All of my run- ners will be working on speed this week, the turn- over rate at certain parts of a race.” Burlington runners Callin Preator and Pacee Garza, both sophomores, finished 23rd and 24‘“, re- spectively, with times of 27:28.66 and 28:12.28. Freshman Lindsay Tin- dle finished 37th at 36:06.88. MIDDLE SCHOOL Seventh-grader Zach Simmons placed 13th in the middle school boys race with a time of 13:06.22, and eighth-grader Rich- ard Spann placed 20th at 14:07.97, both improved times from the meet on Monday. George Higgins finished 24th at 14:47.59, Landon Stebner 29th at 15:21.94, Dylan Escalante 39th at 17:40.66 and Michael Escalera 43rd at 19:07.22. Seventh-grader - Elsie Wassmer finished 31st in the girls race with a time of 15:44.56, more than a min- ute faster than she ran at Foster Gulch. Both the middle school and high school squads will compete at the Bobcat In- vitational in Thermopolis this Friday, with the mid- dle school action beginning at 1 p.m., followed by the high school races at 2.