CCHS downs Circle


September 10, 2021

Helen Stevens

Bulldog Junior Sean Wolenetz catches a pass from Turner Tooke during the final minute of the first half versus Circle last Friday in Ekalaka. Wolenetz caught the pass and got out of bounds to stop the clock, setting up an important scoring drive that would prove pivotal in the game's outcome as CCHS went on to win, 58-40.

The Bulldogs won a barn burner versus the Circle Wildcats on Friday night at Rowley Field. Both offenses were finding success with the run game, especially in the second half. There were three scores all within 1:34 at one point in the fourth quarter.

The pivotal moment in the game proved to be in the final two minutes of the first half. The Bulldogs were up two points but Circle had the ball deep in the red zone when a fumble resulted in a turnover. A quarterback sneak on the following first down gave Blue a little breathing room from their own end zone. With about one minute remaining, Circle called a defensive timeout in hopes of getting the ball back. Instead, CCHS came up with an important conversion that kept their drive alive.

The Dogs rallied and came up with a few big plays to drive down the field. After using their final timeout, they had the ball at the Wildcats' six-yard line with 17 seconds left before the half. On the next play, the Bulldogs scored on another run up the middle, and took a 20-12 lead. A converted two-point conversion gave CCHS a ten-point lead at halftime.

Both teams traded punches in the second half. CCHS continued to have success in the run game, scoring on plays from 44, 40, 35, 46 and 15 yards out. Circle converted on a few pass plays, but also did a lot of damage on the ground utilizing outside runs in which they pulled multiple offensive linemen. At the 8:15 mark in the fourth quarter the Dogs held a slim, four-point lead. Blue was able to score again though, and went up by ten points less than a minute later.

Then, the CCHS defense came up with one key stop as they forced the Wildcats to turn it over on downs. A final score with under a minute remaining put the game on ice as the Bulldogs went on to win by an 18-point margin, 58-40.


Ethan Frye 38-yard run (run failed)

Ethan Frye 50-yard run (Turner Tooke run)

Turner Tooke 6-yard run (Ethan Frye run)

Ethan Frye 44-yard run (Tucker Tooke run)

Turner Tooke 40-yard run (pass failed)

Turner Tooke 35-yard run (Turner Tooke run)

Turner Tooke 46-yard run (run failed)

Turner Tooke 15-yard run (Ethan Frye run)


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