Doggers unable to overcome early deficit

Andrew D. Brosig/Torrington Telegram Dogger junior Zane Rising (21) hooks a pass during the second quarter of Homecoming action against Guernsey-Sunrise on Friday in Lingle. The Vikings won 74-40.

LINGLE – The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead, cruising to a 74-40 win over the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers Friday evening at Kirk Field.

Guernsey’s Dylan Rose rushed for 467 yards and scored nine touchdowns, handing the Doggers their fourth loss of the season.

For Lingle, they finally got on the scoreboard in the second quarter.

Doggers Alex Pugsley and Cooper Hill cracked the end zone in the second quarter on the ground.

Pugsley ran for 10 yards, while Hill broke an 8-yard run for a score.

Guernsey added two more scores of its own in the frame, taking a 32-14 lead in the locker room.

In the second half, Hill connected with Cordell Forkner on a 23-yard pass, and Pugsley added a 4-yard touchdown run to draw the score to 53-34.

Later in the half, Hill connected to Bailey Powell and Forkner on passes of 24 and 12 yards.

It proved not enough in the 34-point loss.

The Doggers racked up 464 yards of offense, including 272 yards passing and 192 yards rushing.

Defensively, Jessy Valentine recorded five assisted tackles and two unassisted tackles, while Forkner had a total of six stops.

The Doggers (3-4 overall and 2-4 in the 6-Man East Conference) hold on to a slim playoff hope heading into Friday’s contest against the Hulett Red Devils (4-3 and 3-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

For Lingle to lock up the No. 4 seed, the Doggers need to defeat Hulett with a Kaycee win over Normative Services. If that occurs it would move to a coin flip with the Doggers, the Red Devils and NSI.

Andrew D. Brosig/Torrington Telegram Dogger junior Zane Rising (21) hooks a pass during the second quarter of Homecoming action against Guernsey-Sunrise on Friday in Lingle. The Vikings won 74-40.


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