The Bulldogs, led by Zach Dressler’s 275 rushing yards, came from behind for a huge district win at Fredonia by a score of 42-21.
It was a tale of two halves as Douglass was unable to take a first-half lead.
Both offenses looked sloppy in the first quarter as Douglass and Fredonia both turned the ball over on their first offensive posession. Finall, with 9 seconds left in the first quarter, Fredonia’s Lorenzo Celani broke the tie with a 14-yard touchdown run. The Yellow Jackets went up 14-0 on their next drive.
Douglass cut the Fredonia lead in half when senior running back Zach Dressler broke loose for a long touchdown run. After a failed two-point try, Douglass trailed 14-6. Late in the second quarter, Dressler scored again. After a successful two-point conversion, the score was tied at 14. Fredonia quickly responded with a long touchdown pass to go back on top before the half.
Douglass took their first lead of the game when Kaden Pichler found Kolby Caster for a 68-yard touchdown pass. Once the Bulldogs took the lead on the two-point conversion, they never looked back as they went on to outscore the Yellow Jackets 20-0.
Zach Dressler finished with four of the Bulldogs’ six touchdowns and is now at 1,426 rushing yards this season which puts him near the top of the leaderboard in all classes.
Kyle hurd finished the night with 19 tackles and one fumble recovery. Kolby Caster recorded two interceptions for the Bulldogs and also caught a 67-yard touchdown pass.
Douglass is now 6-1, which ties the program’s best record since 1996. The 1996 team started 6-1, but finished 7-2. Since district play began in week four, the Bulldogs have gone 4-0 while outscoring their opponents by a total of 84 points. Douglass will close the regular season with a home game against Belle Plaine. The Belle Plaine Dragons are 3-1 in districts, with their one loss coming to Fredonia last week by a score of 28-23.