Aurelia eclipsed the 300 yard mark on the ground Friday as they ran all over Spalding Catholic in a 42-16 win Friday night.
Leading the way was Jacob Howey who ran the ball 28 times for 236 yards and three scores. He also added three catches for 48 yards.
"We had outstanding blocking," said Aurelia head coach Myron Radke. "Alec Ohlson and Kody Pinkerton were lead blockers for Howey and did a super job. Great blocking on the interior line. Super effort by everyone."
The Bulldogs offense was held scoreless for the first ten minutes of the game, and then they started to light up the scoreboard beginning with a 54 yard dash to the endzone by Howey.
Less than two minutes later, Cameron Meyer hooked up with Aaron Bruce on a scoring pass and the Bulldogs lead was 14 after one quarter.
Alec Ohlson added to the Aurelia lead on a three-yard run in the second quarter. Ohlson finished with 59 yards on the ground. Howey's second scoring run of over 50 yards pushed the advantage to 26, and his five yard plunge in the 4th quarter made it 34-0.
Kaleb Howey rounded out the Aurelia scoring with a six yard run with one minute left in the fourth quarter.
All told, the Bulldogs put up 428 yards of offense while holding Spalding Catholic to just 240.
Defensively, Taylor Witzel had a tremendous effort with 18 tackles on the night. Steve White and Ohlson were also in double digits in tackles with 11 apiece. Bruce recorded eight tackles to go along with four pass deflections.
The win brings the Bulldogs to 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in the district. Aurelia is at home next Friday in their homecoming matchup with Charter-Oak Ute.