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Bulldogs squash Moorcroft 42-0

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2013

Quarterback Critter Ruwart rushes past a Glenrock defender during the Bulldogs’ last home game. The Bulldogs are on a five-game winning streak, coasting easily past the still-winless Moorcroft Wolves. The Bulldogs face a challenge ahead of them for homecoming, though. The Big Horn Rams are gaining momentum in the 2A East and are in second place after two straight wins.

MOORCROFT - The recent blizzard did nothing to cool the Wheatland Bulldogs' hot streak. The team is now 5-0 after a shutout victory in Moorcroft, besting the Wolves 42-0.

Quarterback Critter Ruwart was picked off early in the first quarter, and the ball went to Moorcroft. The Wolves, though, couldn't capitalize on the turnover, and Austin Huffer intercepted the ball, running it 50 yards for the Bulldogs' first score of the game. Ruwart and Braden Douglas tacked on two more points to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead.

Ruwart passed to Huffer for another touchdown in the first quarter, making the Bulldogs' lead 14-0 going into the second quarter. Thanks to a fumble recovery, Wheatland was in great position to score again once the first quarter wound down.

Ruwart rushed the ball in near the one-yard line and added two points after a successful conversion, expanding the Bulldogs' lead to 22-0. Moorcroft would have two more opportunities to score, taking over on downs twice in the second quarter. No dice for the Wolves, though, and the Bulldogs added one more touchdown (Ruwart to wide receiver Taran Whelchel) before the half wrapped up.

Ruwart added another rushing touchdown and passed to Whelchel for another successful two-point conversion with 6:15 left in the third quarter, making the lead 36-0. Whelchel would have one more touchdown catch as the third quarter drew to a close, finalizing the Bulldogs' victory with a 42-0 lead. There were no scoring drives in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs remain tied with the Burns Broncs for first place in the 2A East. This week marks Wheatland's homecoming game, and they will take on conference foe Big Horn Rams. The Rams are currently in second place with a 4-1 overall and 3-1 conference record. The Rams won two straight games, besting Wright and Glenrock before coming to Wheatland for Week 6.

The game kicks off at 6 p.m. at Wheatland High School.

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