MOORCROFT – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School football team lost its third straight game last Friday at Moorcroft.
Senior Dogger quarterback Cooper Hill raced 26-yards for the first score of the game to give L-FL an early 7-0 lead, but when the final horn sounded, the Wolves had come away with a 41-25 victory.
Moorcroft outscored the Doggers 18-6 the rest of the opening half to take an 18-13 lead at the break.
The Wolves scored on back-to-back possessions, but the half ended with a flurry of action.
Hill broke the plane of the goal line for the second time to put the Doggers in front 13-12, but Moorcroft regained the lead on a touchdown pass heading into the locker room.
In the third quarter, Hill once again found the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the game, giving the Doggers a 19-18 lead, but much like the second quarter, the Wolves countered with a score of their own.
With eight minutes to go in the game, the Wolves extended their lead to 34-19, and six minutes later, Moorcroft made it 41-19 with a 42-yard run to the end zone.
However, the visiting Doggers weren’t going to give up until the final horn.
L-FL freshman Nolan Spears sprinted 60 yards with under a minute to play for the game’s final score.
All of the Doggers’ 320 yards came on the ground on 59 total plays. The L-FL defense gave up 387 yards, including 328 yards on the ground and 59 through the air.
The Doggers (2-4 overall and 1-4 in the 9-Man East) host Pine Bluffs (3-3 and 2-2) for Lingle’s final home game of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.