Bulldogs falter in Parker match
Coach touts standouts among young players
September 04. 2012 1:08PM
The Baltic Bulldog football team kicked off their season Aug. 24 with a home match-up versus Parker, resulting in a loss for the host team.
The boys got off to an even-keeled start in the first quarter, keeping pace 6-6 with Parker, while a one-sided second quarter gave the Pheasants the edge, 30-6.
Quarter three brought similar results for the teams, piling on a 52-12 lead for Parker. Baltic battled back in the fourth quarter with an additional eight points to the tally, but the Pheasants walked away with the win, 52-20.
Coach Jason Aberson said he was mostly happy with the boys’ first outing. “Where we struggled is when we had major letdowns at certain points of the game,” he said. “(For example), the end of the first half – a long pass for a touchdown, penalty after a long play from scrimmage, fumble after driving the whole length of the field.
“But we also had good performances from several of our players, and the young guys stepped up well.”
Kyler Johnson led the Bulldogs in passing, racking up 260 yards for the Baltic players, while Matt Moen brought in 100 receiving yards. Johnson also picked up 80 rushing yards on the night.
Josiah Aberson totaled 12 tackles of Pheasant players, while Tim Wilhelmsen took down 11 for the game. Christian Swenson racked up nine tackles, and Matt Hoiland and Johnson each brought down eight.
Baltic scoring was led by receptions from Tom Sittig, Aberson and David Boer, each bringing in one touchdown for the tally. Johnson took in the remaining two points through a conversion.