Doggers fall to NCHS

Barb rapp/courtesy to the TORRINGTON TELEGRAM Lingle-Fort Laramie senior Cooper Hill (4) tries to avoid a trio of Niobrara County Tigers. Hill scored the lone Dogger touchdown during Friday’s 54-7 loss in Lusk.

LUSK – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School football team fell to the Niobrara County High School Tigers 54-7 on Friday.

The Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Doggers broke into the end zone.

On their only scoring drive of the game, senior quarterback Cooper Hill broke free for a 69-yard run. L-FL senior kicker Ty Prall added the point after.

The rest of the game belonged to Niobrara County.

The Tigers ended up scoring 32 points in the second quarter to take a 38-7 lead into halftime.

Niobrara County added a score in the third and fourth quarters, kicking in the running clock rule for the remainder of the game.

The Tiger offense put up 500 yards on the Dogger defense, while Lingle tallied 273 yards.

Both teams combined for only three passes the entire game – two from the Doggers and once from Lusk.

Hill led L-FL in rushing with 120 yards on 18 tries, while Prall added 103 yards on 12 attempts. Hill was 1-of-2 passing for 1 yard. The completion went to sophomore Slade Hopkins.

Defensively, Hill led the Doggers with eight assisted tackles, while senior Jessy Valentine and Prall tallied five apiece. Freshman Nolan Spears tallied the team’s only tackle for loss.

The Doggers (2-2 overall and 1-2 in the 9-Man East) will host Saratoga (1-2 and 0-2) at 6 p.m. Friday.

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