Bulldog football falls to Alliance

Abby Madden, Staff Reporter

Gering’s head coach Hiatt became very disappointed following the Bulldogs’ setback to Alliance Friday the fifths night game.

Yes, he was disappointed that the boys did not get the first win of the season, but he was very upset the way the team did not execute the game plays out and that he said his squad did not execute like it was capable of doing.

“The first half was sloppy and undisciplined football,” he said. “We just didn’t play up to our potential at all. We got behind, and then we had too many guys forcing things – trying to make too many plays on their own and trying to do it their own way. We kind of thought we were past some of that, but it showed up again tonight, and it hurt us. When you don’t play together as a team, you don’t give yourself an opportunity to win.”

Alliance first went ahead of the bulldogs scoring a short run touchdown midway into the quarter.  The Alliance bulldogs then ended the quarter with a 14-0 lead.

In the second quarter Alliance then scored another touchdown making the score 21-0 with 8:40 left in the quarter. Then 56 seconds before going into halftime the visitors rushed the ball into the endzone making the score 28-0.

Alliance then extended their lead to a 35-0 lead in the third quarter with 8:40 on the clock with a three yard run. The visitors then took the biggest lead of the night with a 25 yard pass with 4:59 left in the third.

Gering did end the game with excitement. The team scored two touchdowns- the first time this season the team has scored more than one in a game.

In the fourth quarter, Garrett W. Conn rushed into the endzone from the 12 yard line scoring the first touchdown of the night for Gering with 11:04 left in the game.

Then later on in the game the Gering bulldogs scored a touchdown making it the only second touchdown in a game this season. “It felt great to receive the second touchdown of the game,” said Shanamon. “I just wish it was earlier in the game, to make the game closer earlier.”  Anthony Walker connected with Riley Shanamon on a 43 yard pass touchdown with 3:08 left in the game.

“It felt like it wasn’t a big deal. Shanamon and i have been doing since forever and has become a second nature for us, because with Shanamon all he wants to do is catch that ball and get the ball in the endzone.” Walker said.

“We got a couple [touchdowns] on the scoreboard for a change, which was great,” Hiatt said. “We just need to do that earlier in the game, too. We felt like we should have scored two or three times in the first half, and if we do that, we’re in the game. But we just can’t finish things off for whatever reason. We get down close to the goal line, and we make too many mistakes.”