Bulldogs shut out by Bryan


Staff Report



Swanton’s Josh Vance can’t quite come up with the pass against Bryan on Friday.

Swanton’s Josh Vance can’t quite come up with the pass against Bryan on Friday.


Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Justyn Bartlett of Swanton carries the ball against Bryan with Conner Cass leading the way.


Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

A trio of Bulldogs jump at the ball and Bryan quarterback Nate Miller after the ball got loose on a snap.


Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

An injury-plagued Swanton football team struggled to hold onto the ball on Friday and fell to Bryan 41-0.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 2-2 on the season and 0-1 in the league. Bryan is 3-1 and 1-0 in the NWOAL.

A kickoff out of bounds to start the game gave Bryan excellent field position and they wasted little time getting on the board. Nate Miller hit Brycen Andrews for a 33-yard scoring strike and a 7-0 Golden Bear lead less than a minute into the game.

Bryan quickly got the ball back when Swanton fumbled on their first play from scrimmage. Dominic James scored from five yards out and the Bears led 14-0 with 10:42 still to play in the opening quarter.

On the next drive, Swanton drove down to the Bryan 34 but was stopped on fourth down.

Bryan got the ball back but quickly faced a fourth and 13. Miller came through, finding Andrews at the one yard line for a first down. James punched it in and after a missed extra point, Bryan led 20-0.

Swanton then put together a solid drive, making their way inside the Bryan 20-yard line. But an interception on fourth down ended the threat.

Later in the second quarter, Miller found Conner Arthur for a 78-yard touchdown on a third and 19 play. Miller added an 82-yard touchdown run for a 34-0 Bryan lead at the half.

Alex Potvin added a three-yard touchdown run for Bryan in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring.

Swanton was outgained in total yards 322-78. Tyler Gowing had 36 yards rushing for the Bulldogs. Xavier Wiemken had a sack and two tackles for loss.

Miller led Bryan with 112 yards rushing and 172 yards passing.

Swanton was without several key players, including Michael Lawniczak, Xavier Williams, and Hunter Mix.

The Bulldogs are at Evergreen (2-2, 0-1) on Friday.

Swanton’s Josh Vance can’t quite come up with the pass against Bryan on Friday.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/09/web1_Vance-diving.jpgSwanton’s Josh Vance can’t quite come up with the pass against Bryan on Friday. Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Justyn Bartlett of Swanton carries the ball against Bryan with Conner Cass leading the way.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/09/web1_Bartlett-run.jpgJustyn Bartlett of Swanton carries the ball against Bryan with Conner Cass leading the way. Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

A trio of Bulldogs jump at the ball and Bryan quarterback Nate Miller after the ball got loose on a snap.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/09/web1_Bad-snap.jpgA trio of Bulldogs jump at the ball and Bryan quarterback Nate Miller after the ball got loose on a snap. Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

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