Gunnison Bulldogs drop first conference game, 15-48

Gunnison Bulldogs drop first conference game, 15-48

By Robert Stevens

Managing editor

Sept. 21, 2017


COALVILLE—Airborn pigskin was almost entirely responsible for the points on the board during the Gunnison Bulldog’s 15-48 loss to North Summit on Friday, Sept. 15.

The game, played on North Summit’s turf, was the Bulldogs first 2A North region game of the season. Fresh off a 7-26 loss to Enterprise, the Bulldogs were hoping get a taste of victory for the first time this year.

Sadly, bitter defeat was all to be tasted against North Summit. The Braves came on hard in the first quarter, with two touchdowns to Gunnison’s none.

The second quarter saw Bulldog quarterback Kris Edwards send a 53-yard pass to Caden Madsen to put Gunnison’s first points on the board. Dylan Edwards put the kick in right after.

North Summit answered with a matching score in the second, and the first half ended at 20-7 for the Braves.

The third quarter saw the Brave quarterback send three long passes to two wide receivers. That translated to 21 points for North Summit versus none for Gunnison for the quarter and set the overall score 41-7 for the Braves going into the final quarter.

Things looked bleak, but the Bulldogs didn’t lie down and play dead. Kris Edwards sent the ball 35 yards downfield into the arms of Stockton Hansen for a touchdown.

Hansen caught a second pass to complete a two-point conversion and bring the total Bulldog score to 15. But those were the final points of the game for the Bulldogs.

Now 0-5 overall, the Bulldogs face undefeated rivals South Summit on Gunnison turf tomorrow night at 7 p.m.