Bulldogs spoil Cowboy homecoming, win 65-22

Mateo Martinez takes off down the field from his wide receiver spot.

Throughout a good chunk of the first half last Friday night in Clarion, the game between Algona and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows had the makings of a shootout and the Cowboys matched the district leaders point for point. However, three consecutive Bulldog scores before halftime established them 35-14 on the scoreboard. The visitors went on from there to spoil the homecoming game by a 65-22 final.

After spotting a Bulldog touchdown, the Cowboys drove to the Bulldog one with Jaace Weidemann taking it in on a keeper. Nate Rapp’s PAT was no good. After the visitors went up 14-6, the Cowboys answered back as Weidemann completed a 43-yard touchdown toss to Sam Johnson. Trenton Jergenson scored the conversion, making it 14-all. However, the defensive dam then burst for the Cowboys as Algona scored on two long runs and a pass for the halftime advantage. The Cowboys would post one more early in the fourth period, but just couldn’t recover from the Bulldog onslaught.

For the full story, see the October 4th edition of the Monitor