Rainy weather didn’t slow down the Boscobel football team as they faced Wisconsin Heights on the field for a decisive win in an away game last Friday night.
“It was a wet mess, but we made it through well,” said coach Joey Martin. “It was raining all night from start to finish with downpours at times. “
The Bulldogs took an early lead with a 27-yard touchdown run by fullback Casey Swenson. Chandler Brindley kicked the extra point, giving Boscobel a 7-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the Bulldog defense continue to hold the Vanguards in check, with neither team scoring.
Swenson and Brindley repeated their scoring for the team in the third quarter, with Swenson scoring on a 10-yards touchdown run.
Swenson provided his team with a third touchdown in the fourth quarter, on a 12 yard scoring run. Wisconsin Heights was able to lessen the lead by gaining a touchdown of their own from quarterback Tylan Parman on a one-yard gain plunge.
“Wisconsin Heights plays in an extremely competitive conference - Capital South,” noted Martin. “Their quarterback, Tylan Parman, was hard to bring down due to his athletic abilities of quickness and speed. Wide Receiver Camden Parman was also a standout player for Wisconsin Heights and gave the Bulldogs trouble at times. We would like to wish Wisconsin Heights the best of luck as they continue on this season.”
Swenson led in rushing for Boscobel with 29 carries for 200 yards. The Bulldog offense gained a total of 266 yards during the game.
The defense only allowed Wisconsin 184 yard, with Gavin Bell making 29 tackles.
“I cannot thank our parents, families, fans, cheerleaders, and assistant coaches enough for sticking it out throughout the poor weather to support our student-athletes,” Martin said. “The excitement level of football right now is so high and is very rewarding to us coaches. Also, I cannot thank our cross country and volleyball teams for all of their support thus far, it sure is nice to see their large groups coming to our games and cheering as loud as they do.”
The Bulldogs face Iowa-Grant this Friday, Sept. 4 for both the first home game and first conference game of the season.
“We are very excited about this week’s opportunity to play a very talented team in Iowa-Grant at home,” Martin said. ”Being the first week of school, both teams have a lot of distractions going on. We are hoping to overcome all of the distractions - tailgate party, sign and drive, parents night, and class reunion (1965) and continue to produce quality football.”
Two important fundraising events will be held before the game.
The ‘Sign and Drive’ is a fundraiser for the Gridiron Football Club. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. and running until 7 p.m., you can sign up to test drive a new Dodge Ram truck at Kronshage Park - Larsen Shelter. Fillback and Dodge will donate $20 for every test drive of a brand new Dodge Ram truck.
The Boscobel Athletic Boosters annual Tailgate Party will begin serving food at 4 p.m., followed by the program and presentation of the Chuck Yahn Award at 5.