Husky gridders fall to Dubois on the road

Sam Smith

Still looking for the first win of the season, the Burlington Huskies football squad made the road trip into Fremont County to face the Dubois Rams Friday in Dubois

The Huskies fell to Dubois 69-24.

"Dubois is a much-improved team," coach Trent Aagard said. "They played well, and they deserve credit for the win. We did some good things. I feel like we started flat and never got going."

Seth Wardell completed 12 of his 30 pass es for 168 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Brac Walker caught eight passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns and had five carries for 28 yards. Jordan Michaels completed both of his passes for seven yards and had eight carries for 36 yards.

Noah McMackin had three carries for 16 yards, and Pablo Mendez caught two passes for 35 yards. Caleb Call caught a pass for 23 yards and a touchdown.

On defense, Michaels led the team with 22 points, three assisted tackles and six solo tackles. Walker had 19.5 points, five assisted and solo tackles and a sack. Jack Gotfredson also had 19.5 points, three assist - ed tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick.

Joseph Bassett had 13 points, four assisted tack les, three solo tackles and a tackle for a loss.

Carson Jones had 11 points, four assisted tackles and a blocked kick. Seth Wardell had 10 points, three assisted tackles, one solo tackle and an interception.

Burlington will have two weeks to prepare for the Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings Saturday, Oct. 16 in Guernsey.

The Vikings are 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The Vikings fell to Farson-Eden 65-24 in week one and had a forfeit loss to the Cheyenne Central JV team in week two. The Vikings defeated Sioux County, Neb. 4442 in week three and H.E.M 50-13 in week four and fell to Hulett 75-14 in week five.

"We're going to have to adjust what we do," Aagard said. "We are down some playmakers with Cohen and now Noah, but we have to stay in the fight. Guernsey is a big team. We are still trying to look for that first win and every game has been a challenge for us."


Monday in Cowley, the Burlington JV squad defeated Rocky 53-12 to improve to 2-0. Bassett had four touchdowns in the game on runs of 30, nine, 59 and 42 yards. 

Rykel Andrew had touchdown passes to Brikton Wardell from 15-yards out and to Weston Gotredson from 20-yards out.

Michaels threw a pass to Kyler Winters from 15-yards out for a touchdown. Jordan Broederlow ran in a score from six yards out. Winters went five for seven on his point-after attempts. 

"I saw some good things from the younger guys," Aagard said. "They fought and played hard and did well."