Le Mars football came away with a 17-0 win over MOC-Floyd Valley to wrap up non-district play on Friday night in Orange City.
The Bulldog defense was handed a tough assignment right away against the Dutchmen. MOC-Floyd Valley started their first drive of the game at the Bulldog three-yard line following a Le Mars turnover. The Bulldog defense stood tall and kept the Dutch out of the end zone on the drive, and Head Coach Ken Vigdal says that stop gave them confidence for the rest of the game.
The Bulldog offense ran the ball for 100 more yards than passing yards on Friday night. This shows Coach Vigdal what the identity of his offense will be going forward.
The key contributor of that running attack on Friday was Elijah Dougherty. Dougherty led the way with 153 yards rushing and a pair of TDs against MOC-Floyd Valley. His ability to keep his feet moving makes him to tough to bring down.
The Bulldogs are in the midst of homecoming week and open up district play with a matchup against the Storm Lake Tornadoes. Coach Vigdal says this week will be challenging with all the festivities surrounding homecoming.
The Bulldogs and Tornadoes kick off from Jim Lorenzen Field at 7:00 PM on Friday night.