Bulldogs open with shutout

And so it begins. The campaign to the state tournament in Laramie began for the Wheatland High School Bulldogs Friday night in Rawlins. The team has another long road trip ahead of them this week as they head to Kemmerer.

RAWLINS – The Bulldogs had to start their season on the road for the 2021 football season. It was a long road trip to Rawlins and players, coaches and parents all got to see a preview of the new Dawgs.

It was a slow start for the Bulldogs, only putting up 12 points in the first half. It took a while to get rid of the jitters and to work out the kinks from such a long bus ride, but after the dust settled, the Bulldogs returned to Wheatland 1-0 after pitching a 36-0 shutout.

 

“Things weren’t clicking in the first half for us offensively,” said head WHS football coach Cody Bohlander. “We were able to regroup at halftime and then come out and score 24 points in the third quarter.”

 

The offensive unit was led by Kade Preuit who threw for 106 yds and added 48 rushing. Hyannie Fausto added 52 yds rushing and scored two touchdowns while Jake Hicks took up where he left off last year gathering 68 receiving yards with one touchdown.

 

“Our defense played very well all night often giving us some great field position,” Bohlander said. “We held Rawlins to only 42 yards of offense. Maxx Meyer led this group with 26 defensive points with a scoop and score for a touchdown. Jake Hicks, Aric Suko, Devin Weber and Ryland Petroski also had double digit team defensive points. It was a good start to the season and a steppingstone in the right direction.”

 

The boys have a long road trip to Kemmerer this week, looking to get another road win before they come home against Big Horn to start the conference season.

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