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Bulldogs prevail over Vikings in county match up

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ST. IGNATIUS — Under first year head coach Carson Oakland, the Mission Bulldogs advanced to a 2-0 overall record on the fresh 2021 football season last Friday with a 36-26 home victory over conference and cross county rivals Charlo Vikings. 

Biting first in the opening minutes of the first quarter, the Bulldogs took an early 8-0 lead over the Vikings on a 44-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kellen McClure to Bryce Umphrey and a successful two-point conversion run by Charley Adams.

In the waning minutes of the first quarter, Viking quarterback Coyle Nagy scored on a one-yard touchdown run narrowing the Bulldogs’ lead to 8-6.

Midway into the second quarter the Vikings grabbed a 12-8 advantage over the Bulldogs on a Dillon Dwelle four-yard touchdown run.

McClure led two Bulldog touchdown drives late in the second quarter sending both teams into the locker room at the half with the Bulldogs up 22-12.

During the third and fourth quarters the Bulldogs led the Vikings by as much as 18 points, 30-12 before the Vikings narrowed the final margin to 10 points, 36-26.

Viking quarterback Nagy finished the game with a pair of rushing touchdowns and a pass for a touchdown.

For the Bulldogs, McClure threw four touchdowns all to Umphrey with the longest being 46 yards.

Winners of the last three consecutive meetings, Friday night’s win gives the Bulldogs a 3-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 2017. 

This upcoming Friday, the Bulldogs look to continue their gridiron success as they head out on the road to battle the 2-0 Thompson Falls Blue Hawks, while the Vikings look to regroup against the visiting Darby Tigers.

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