Bulldogs stomp Antelope, 41-0

By: Jason Reed, for the Telegraph
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The Folsom Bulldogs improved to 2-1 after a blowout victory for the second week in a row. Friday night at Prairie City Stadium, the Bulldogs routed the Antelope Titans, 41-0.

Senior quarterback Kaiden Bennett had a near-perfect game, completing 14-of-15 passes, to go along with 409 passing yards, and three touchdowns, all in the first half.

Bennett said he wanted to come out and try to play perfectly and he also expected that from his teammates.

“I just wanted us to get out, and not make any mistakes, and besides a couple of mess-ups, I feel like we played a good game,” Bennett said.

Folsom scored touchdowns on their first three drives. The Titans chose to defer on the opening kick. They then attempted an onside kick, but Folsom was prepared, as coaches were telling the players to be ready in case they tried it. On the first play of the drive, Bennett connected with CJ Hutton on a 56-yard touchdown.

Folsom turned the ball over once in the game. The error occurred when junior wide receiver Elijhah Badger fumbled the ball late in the first quarter.

“That was just a mishap and my only thought after that was to bounce back from it,” Badger said.

Badger redeemed himself after the defense forced a turnover on downs. On the first play of the next drive, Badger broke free from a tackle and outran opponents to the end zone on a 56-yard pass from Bennett.

The Bulldogs ran the ball only three times in the first half, and all three runs resulted in touchdowns -- all by the Ngata brothers.

Joe Ngata finished the game with four receptions, 135 receiving yards, and two total touchdowns. He scored the final points for Folsom in the second quarter when he got the ball into the end zone on a reverse play for a rushing touchdown. Running back Daniyel Ngata also scored two touchdowns and finished with 53 total yards.

Antelope’s offense had a hard time getting yards in the first half, but despite that, the Titans were able to make four trips into the red zone. Twice, they turned the ball over on downs; the other two failed attempts were due to a missed field goal and an interception thrown to end the half.

Next week Folsom (2-1) will go on the road to take on the Chaminade Eagles (2-1) in a non-conference game on Sept. 7.