LINGLE – For a half a quarter, the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers and the Hanna-Elk Mountain Miners traded scores, but the visitors scored 53 unanswered points, handing L-FL a 59-14 loss Friday evening at Kirk Field in Lingle.
It took only three plays into the game for the Miners to find the end zone.
On the ensuing drive, the Doggers took three minutes to move down the field.
The drive was capped off by an 18-yard competition from Cooper Hill to Cordell Forkner. Forkner added the two-point kick to put the Doggers in front 8-6 with six and a half minutes remaining in the quarter.
H.E.M. struck quick again.
This time, it only took one play for the Miners to go 50 yards for a score.
Hanna-Elk Mountain never trailed again for the remainder of the game.
By the end of the first quarter, the Miners led 26-8, extending it to 46-8 by half.
H.E.M. added two more scores in the third quarter, kicking in the running clock rule.
The Doggers finally broke back into the end zone with under four minutes to play in the game when Jessy Valentine broke free for a 61-yard sprint for the score.
Lingle-Fort Laramie (2-2 overall and 1-2 in the 6-Man East) travels to Midwest (1-3 and 0-3). The Oilers are coming off a forfeit loss to Kaycee on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.