Bulldogs bounce back for first win of season


By Brady Extin | The Times-Post

LAPEL — In danger of dropping to 0-3 for the first time since 2012, the Bulldogs responded with their first win of the season.

Four total touchdowns from quarterback Devin Craig and three scores from Rylie Hudson helped fuel the Bulldogs to a 42-8 rout of Shenandoah (1-2) at home on Friday night.

Hudson got the scoring started early for Lapel and did so on both sides of the ball.

He capped off Lapel’s opening drive with a 7-yard touchdown catch from Craig, and a few plays later intercepted Shenandoah quarterback Ethan Loy and took it back 30 yards for the 14-0 lead.

After stifling Lapel defense limited the Shenandoah offense and gave the Bulldogs good starting field position, a few Jack Miller runs set up Craig for the quarterback keeper to make things 21-0.

A 42-yard strike from Craig to Nick Witte pushed the score to 28-0, and to close out the half he found Hudson for another touchdown pass, and a 35-0 halftime lead.

A Mason Page fumble recovery for a touchdown on a Shenandoah punt return capped off the scoring for Lapel.

Offensively, Craig completed 14 of his 18 pass attempts for 153 yards and three touchdowns. He added one score on the ground.

The Bulldogs’ freshman running back, Miller, had his first 100-yard rushing performance of the season. He took 11 carries for 102 yards.

Witte caught five passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, and Hudson caught four passes for 24 yards and two scores.

Defensively, Lapel forced six Shenandoah punts, caused two turnovers, and held the Raiders to 174 total yards.

Matt Carpenter had seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. Braken Little led the team with eight tackles. Jayden Lindsey forced the fumble that led to Page’s touchdown return.

The Bulldogs will look to get back to .500 tomorrow at home at 7 p.m. against Indianapolis Lutheran.

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