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By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
FORGAN, Okla.- Racking up 446 yards of offense in just two-and-a-half quarters, the No.3 Forgan Bulldogs overwhelmed the Tyrone Bobcats in a 46-0 mercy-rule shortened game.
"Just a phenomenal group of kids over there that can really make plays and stretch you thin," Bobcats coach Josh Bell said of Forgan.
The Forgan passing game was spot-on with quarterback Dalton Lemeuix hitting 10 of 13 pass attempts for 289 yards and four touchdowns, to average a staggering 22 yards per attempt.
Lemeuix's favorite target of the game was Jake Regier, who finished with five catches for 146 yards and 2 TDs. Kameron Hall also caught 3 passes for 97 yards and a TD.
"They've been playing together since they were little," Bulldogs coach Billy Nichols said. "They seem to know what each is going to do before they do it."
Leading 8-0 in the first quarter, Forgan faced a 4th and 6 at the Bobcat's 47. Lemeuix drifted to his left and hit Hall in stride for his second TD toss of the quarter.
But it was not all offense for the Bulldogs, Forgan held Tyrone to just 99 yards of offense on 41 plays and six first downs. They also thwarted Tyrone's best scoring opportunity when the Bobcats had a first-and-goal at the Bulldog 4-yard line.
Forgan turned Tyrone back on three straight running plays and the half ended before the Bobcats could get a fourth down play off.
The only thing able to stop the Bulldogs was they themselves. Twice in the first half Forgan lost fumbles inside Tyrone's 10-yard line. They also had a 42-yard Trevin Lopez (7 rushes, 89 yards, 2 TDs) touchdown run negated by a holding penalty.
"Offensively I thought we did fantastic except for our two turnovers deep in their territory," Nicholls said. "Those little things can hurt you down the road if you don't get them taken care of them eventually."
Forgan's Chandler Bryer scored on a 40-yard pass reception and Regier's 71-yard touchdown catch on a busted play ended the game with 5:56 left in the third quarter.
Even with the loss, Bell was positive about his team.
"I felt like our kids played hard and never gave up.," Bell said. "We had some injuries that limited us as well. I'm proud of them."
Tyrone (2-2, 1-2) will host Shattuck in a key district matchup, Friday. Forgan (4-0, 3-0) will host Boise City.View more articles in: