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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • JV 'Dogs defeat Warriors 34-0

  • Team returns to field Monday to host Kirksville
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  • In junior varsity football action, the Bulldogs beat the Warrenton Warriors 34-0 Monday night at Hawthorne Heights.
    The Bulldogs' first touchdown came in the second quarter. After the Bulldogs forced a turnover on downs, sophomore QB Spencer Thomas ran the ball for 47 yards. Thomas then followed his run with a 35-yard pass to sophomore WR Wesley Oetting to record Mexico's first points of the night. Sophomore J.W. Turner ran in the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs an eight-point advantage going into halftime.
    Mexico's next scoring drive came in the third quarter, led-off by a 45-yard kickoff return from Oetting. Freshman Brit Wilson followed with runs of 15 and four yards each to put Mexico in the endzone and sophomore Zach Groves caught a pass to give Mexico the two-point conversion.
    Wilson followed his touchdown with an interception, running the ball back 46 yards to score again. Oetting ran in the two point conversion to make the score 24-0 in favor of the Bulldogs.
    In the fourth quarter, sophomore Tanner Smith intercepted the ball and Turner completed a one-yard touchdown run. Turner then ran in the two-point conversion, stretching the Mexico lead to 32.
    Mexico's defense forced a safety in the final two-minutes of play to secure the Bulldog victory, 34-0.
    Junior varsity football returns to the field Monday, hosting the Kirksville Tigers.

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