A heartbreaking loss - Bulldogs fall in overtime

A tackle is made by Jacob Kathman and Sam Christensen. -Photo by Dave Pfaltzgraff

Ogden suffered a heartbreaker to the Pocahontas Area Indians in a 22-21 overtime loss last Friday night, putting a damper on their Homecoming. Prior to overtime, the Bulldogs overcame a 14 point fourth quarter deficit to tie the game at the end of regulation. 

The Indians started the scoring when Oehlertz completed a 5 yard to pass for a touchdown. The added extra point made it 7-0. The Bulldogs responded when Sam Christensen raced for 47 yards but was knocked out of bounds at the Indians’ 3 yard line. Then two plays later Ogden was denied when a fumble was recovered by the Indians in the end zone for a touchback. Pocahontas added to its lead in the second quarter when Arends punched it in from two yards out with three minutes left in the half for a 14-0 lead. Ogden defense turned the Indians away at the end of the first half when Griffin Diggs intercepted a pass to end the half. 

Neither team scored in the third quarter. The Bulldogs finally broke through with 7 minutes left to go in the game.  Christensen found Lucas Elsner for a score to cut the Indians lead to 14-7. Ogden evened the score when Christensen hit Elsner once again. 

In overtime, the Bulldogs got the first opportunity and scored on 5 yard run by Christensen. The point after was good for 21-14 Bulldog lead. The Indians responded when Oehlertz plunged it over from one yard out. Oehlertz then hit Chandler Wirtz for a two point conversion and the 22-21 win. 

Read more in the Oct. 3 issue of The Ogden Reporter.