Wheatland Bulldogs keep streak alive

Wheatland High School quarterback threw a dime to Jake Hicks who made an over-the-shoulder catch in stride for a second quarter touchdown at Glenrock. Hicks had 98 yards receiving on the night. Photo by Tony Montoya

GLENROCK – The Wheatland High School Bulldogs remained undefeated (5-0) as they traveled to Glenrock (2-3) and took care of business 41-6.

The Bulldogs who are averaging over 36 points per game came out of the shoot slow in the first quarter, and led by a score of 8-0. The only scoring play of the quarter came on a sustained drive and some pinpoint passing by Kade Preuit whose arm got the team down to the one-yard line before Aric Suko powered in for the touchdown. Preuit ran in the two-point conversion.

The second quarter was owned by Preuit and Jake Hicks. The Dawgs marched down the field after an interception by Hicks. It was then Preuit who dropped a dime on a streaking Hicks who caught an over-the-shoulder catch in stride for the Bulldog’s second touchdown. Suko ran in the conversion and the route was on.

The Herders did mount one drive in that first half that gained them a score with 1:20 left in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs were not done yet either.

Within the next  34 seconds, Preuit took his team down to the six-yard line and then called his own play with a quarterback keeper that put Wheatland up 22-0. That conversion was the only thing that failed in that first half.

Penalties once again plagued the Dogs and head coach Cody Bohlander said that there were still some penalties that hurt the team and showed that things needed to be tightened up a bit more.

“Overall we played well,” Bohlander said. “We did the things we needed to do to get the win.”

The third quarter was a defensive battle with neither team getting near a goal line, and then with the fourth quarter the Bulldogs erupted for 19 points with touchdowns by Preuit, Rodee Brow and Hyannie Fausto and a conversion kick by Brow.

For the game, Glenrock had 238 yards of total offense to the Bulldogs 321 yards. Preuit was 11-16 for 227 yards passing and he also was the team’s leading rusher with 46 yards. Hicks was the leading receiver with 98 yards.

The Bulldogs will be on the road again this week as they travel to Burns Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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