By halftime of the Homecoming game last Friday, you could barely read the numbers on the Dogies’ mud soaked jerseys. The condition of their uniforms was testimony to the battle the boys were fighting against the Torrington Trailblazers— their bigger, faster 3A opponent for the night.
“I think the positive about the game is ‘Never say die, Dogie,’ I want my guys fighting the entire 48 minutes of the ball game,” head coach Matt Conzelman nodded. “I thought that their effort, heart and work was good for the entire duration.”
The Dogies certainly came out swinging, getting on the board first on a one-yard touchdown run by Lyle Whitney followed by a good PAT from Isaiah Covey with 2:34 left to play in the first quarter. However, the Blazers had a quick answer and tied the game a minute later to end the quarter at 7-7.