The Bulldogs found themselves in a scoring dual Friday night. Unfortunately for Wellston the dual was between the Meeker offense and defense as they racked up a 62-13 win over Wellston.
The Bulldogs’ defense scored three touchdowns while the offense won out with six touchdowns.
Wellston opened the game with a seven-play, 88-yard scoring drive. Quarterback Jacob Harriet scored on a 57-yard run to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead with 8:36 on the first quarter clock.
That’s when the flood gates opened to the tune of 62 straight Meeker points.
Meeker’s first drive lasted two minutes, seven plays and was capped on a 5-yard run by Dallas Jackson with 6:33 left in the quarter.
After a Wellston fumble, the first of three the Tigers lost in the contest, Jake Standlee scored on the second play of the possession off a 20-yard scamper. Meeker led 14-6 and after a three-and-out by the defense, scored again with :24 left in the quarter to take a 21-6 lead. Standlee found Nick Cagle for the 17-yard scoring play.
The Bulldog defense then got into the scoring act and once again it was freshman Standlee who was in the middle of it. Standlee intercepted a Harriet pass on the Wellston 28-yard line and dashed down the right sideline for the pick six. That increased the advantage to 28-6 with 10:37 left in the half.
Meeker scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 42-6 lead into the half.
Jesse Weaver scored from four yards out with 5:23 left and Jackson scored his second of three touchdowns with 2:08 remaining.
Meeker opened the second half with a 30-yard scoring run by fullback Jacob Wood to increase the lead to 49-6 with 11:33 remaining.
Meeker called off the dogs at that point and brought in many reserves to finish the contest.
Jackson scored his third touchdown with 2:22 left in the third on a dazzling 76-yard fumble return.
Meeker’s final score came in the fourth quarter on a Kevin Barnett interception return from 47 yards out. The score came with 10:26 left in the contest and was the second interception return for the Bulldog defense. Meeker forced Wellston into five turnovers and scored on three of them.
The Tigers scored the final points of the contest on a Colton Ebars 11-yard run with 3:47 on the clock.
Wellston was held to 126 yards rushing on 53 carries. The Tigers got 61 yards of that on the final scoring drive. Wellston passed for 60 yards for a total of 186 on offense.
Meeker ran the ball 34 times for 248 yards. Standlee completed one pass out of three attempts and the completion went for the 17-yard score.
The Bulldogs move to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in District 2A-5 play.
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