The hometown Bulldogs faced off against an undefeated Warsaw team this past Friday to close out the 2021 Homecoming Festivities. It was a fun week of activities for students and school spirit. Coach Beckner added, “Homecoming weeks can always be interesting. As a coach, it is a balancing act of letting players be involved but still remain focused on the task at hand which is the game on Friday night. But I thought they did a good job doing that. It was a great week, from the bonfire to the face painting, so many people were involved and it turned out awesome. Anytime you can get the whole school and community involved it’s better for everyone.”
The game started with the home team taking the opening kick and driving into Warsaw territory only to fumble the ball on a positive gain. “We started out with the ball and moved it on them. We can’t start that way and then give the ball away and put our defense in bind to begin. It was an effort fumble, the kid was just trying to fight for an extra couple yards, but the learning point there is, we had the yards we needed, just go down and play the next play. The kids are battling.”
The Bulldog defense at times showed what they are capable of regardless of how many underclassmen that are playing. However, the visiting team came into the contest undefeated and showed they have big play capabilities in the run or passing game. “Credit to them and their coaching staff, they were ready to play and played with a fire. I still believe a couple things go the other way early, it is a totally different game. I was proud of the kids who played tonight, they fought hard and didn’t quit.” After the final tick, the final score was Eldo 20 – Warsaw 50.
After a 3 week home stretch the Bulldog football team will travel to Sherwood this week to take one another conference opponent. The Marksmen are still searching for their first win of the season and the Bulldogs are also looking to take a step in the right direction. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.