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By Christopher Palanuk
The Creswell Chronicle 

'Taking your Lumps' Bulldogs varsity football has rough first game


September 6, 2018

Christopher Palanuk/The Creswell Chronicle

Raider Aiden McAuliffe pushes past Bulldogs defensive back Dalton Dewey (#2) to make a good first down attempt during the Lost River vs. Creswell match-up on Aug. 31. The Creswell Bulldogs lost in their opening game to the Lost River Raiders with a 0-44 shutout.

The Creswell Bulldogs varsity football team fell at home to the Lost River Raiders in a shutout 0-44 on Aug. 31. The young team and lack of players were just a couple of the many reasons defensive coach Bob Nicol cited for their troubling start.

"A lot of (it) goes back to you're only playing 13 to 14 guys so you get tired pretty easily," Nicol said "and you start losing the edge."

This was apparent throughout the game. Though relatively uneventful at the start, Lost River suddenly broke out with a 50-plus yard run with 4:26 left in the first quarter. The resulting touchdown from the play...

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