Response is good, but not enough

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

The AlWood-ROWVA Bulldogs dropped their second straight game on Friday, falling 34-14 to Elmwood-Brimfield in a game played at Elmwood.

After matching the Trojans’ eight-points in the first quarter, the Bulldogs (2-2) watched their West Prairie Trail-Northwest rival ring up 14 points unanswered in the second quarter and take a 22-8 haftime lead.

Luke Brandt scored the Dogs’ first-quarter touchdown on a 29-yard run.

A-R  pulled to within 22-14 on Cameron Teel’s 15-yard TD run, but E-B pulled away with two fourth-quarter scores.

Kyle Nielson and Jeremy Dawson both had two rushing touchdown for Elmwood-Brimfield (3-1).

“We got down 8-0 and with their offense, you give them an inch or two, and they will keep taking them,” said A-R coach Taul Noard.

“But to our kids’ credit, we came right back and scored on Luke’s run,” Noard said. “Luke was a fighter on that run.”

Noard was pleased with how his team responded from last week’s loss to Aledo-Westmer.

“I didn’t know how our kids would respond,” Noard said. “But they came out fighting. That’s the kind of attitude you want to see out of your kids. I think we gave them all they could handle.”

It doesn’t get any easier for the Bulldogs this week. Friday they travel to Wyoming to face state-ranked Stark County, coached by Noard’s younger brother, Jade.