Penalties and not converting on two first and goals hurt the Bulldog football team Friday in their 26-0 loss to the Boonville Pirates.
"We would move the ball down the field at times and then we would move backward with penalties and blown assignments," said MHS Coach Ty Harrison. "We had a first and goal on our first drive and we didn't convert. We had a first and goal on our first drive on the second half and didn't covert," he added. He went on to say the team needs to find some consistency and urgency on offense.
The Pirates produced better tackling defensively but for the most part the Bulldogs played pretty well on defense.
"We did give up a big play again but we are becoming more consistent and assignment sound on that side of the ball," said MHS Coach.
Leading the Bulldogs on defense were Keenan Campell with 13 tackles, Tyler Bracht, 12, and Karsten Ekern, 11. On the offense Jamel Taylor had 10 rushing attempts with 94 yards.
The Bulldogs, 0-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play, will be at home Friday when they host Warrenton.