In a showdown of two of the top teams in Class D1, it was the Creighton Bulldogs who were able to come out on top over the West Holt Huskies, winning 56-14.
The Huskies actually took an early lead in the game, bringing a Creighton fumble back for a score about five minutes into the game. However, the Bulldogs didn't take long to fire back, tying the game up at six less than a minute later. Creighton added one more score in the first quarter on a short Ryan Neumann pass.
That touchdown pass by Neumann was the first of four touchdown passes for the senior quarterback. He also added one touchdown on the ground.
The Bulldogs then began to pull away in the second quarter on the strength of the Neumann touchdown passes and the legs of sophomore running back Bryce Zimmerer. Zimmerer helped Creighton control the ball on the ground, grinding out over 100 yards in the first half alone.
The Bulldogs scored twelve points in the second to go into halftime with a commanding 26-6 lead.
The second half was more of the same for the Bulldogs, with Zimmerer racking up the yards on the ground and Neumann systematically marching the Creighton offense down the field. That combination was good for 22 points for Creighton in the third quarter.
The defense held the Huskies scoreless for a second straight quarter, thanks in part to a Brady Wortman intercepton and a fumble out of bounds in the end zone by West Holt quarterback Bryce Kerkman.
The second team offense and defense took the field for much of the fourth quarter as both teams scored just once in the fourth.
The Bulldogs now take their 2-1 record into a matchup with Hartington-Newcastle next week.
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