“There have been a lot of years when I would have given anything to have a solid kicker that can get us points when we need it. Hopefully we have that with Dalton.”
Duncan’s kick accounted for Bismarck-Henning’s only points in the second half. The Blue Devils led 14-0 at halftime, but that’s when Mark Dodd said momentum began shifting to the Bearcats’ sideline.
The Blue Devils fumbled a total of four times in the game and lost possession all four times. MCP scored 15 unanswered points, all in the fourth quarter before Bismarck-Henning’s game-winning drive.
“We really were in control of the game in the first half up 14-0,” Mark Dodd said. “In the third quarter, we had first-and-goal on the 4, and on second down we fumbled the pitch, and that really changed the game. From then on out, Milford just really whipped our butts until the last couple of minutes. We turned the ball over; we fumbled the ball like (four) times and it just wasn’t very pretty in the second half.”
Ganley had another stellar performance, rushing for 232 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns.
The Blue Devils will now attempt to make it 17 consecutive regular season wins when they host the winless Westville Tigers on Friday. After suffering its first loss, MCP will try to rebound against the undefeated Salt Fork Storm.