North Daviess football coach Scott Helms said he wanted to
limit Colton Lengacher’s time on both sides of the ball, and as it turned out it didn’t matter.
The Cougars defeated Union Dugger, 42-14, Friday evening at Bulldog
in the Southwest Seven Conference game.
On the second offensive play from scrimmage, Lengacher scored the
(2-3, 1-2 Southwest Seven) a 7-0 advantage 59 seconds into the game.
be a nail biter,” Helms said. “We wanted to make things happen and the
running backs found the holes.”
After North Daviess forced the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-2) into a three and
junior running back had 104 yards, two touchdowns on four carries. The
Cougars allowed one first down on the Bulldogs next possession, before
forcing another punt.
Turpin then got into the action with a five-yard touchdown run to push
the lead to 21-0 after one quarter. The Cougars ran for 155 yards, 136
from Lengacher in the first quarter. The Bulldog offense could only
muster 21 yards of total offense as the Cougars took complete control
of the game.
the ground with two touchdowns and 69 yards in the quarter to push the
Cougars’ advantage to 35-0 at halftime. Lengacher played the first
series of the second half, before exiting with 167 yards on 10 carries
with the two first quarter touchdowns.
The Bulldogs finally got on the board with an eight-yard rushing
touchdown from quarterback Weston Inman, who was starting in place of
senior Sterling Langley for unspecified reasons.
Helms thought Langley not being in the lineup for the Bulldogs changed
the complexion of the game.
“We realize they are a different team without Langley and he really
makes things happen,” Helms said. “They’re a different team to defend
when he’s out there.”
After losing their last three games, all on the road since their 34-28
season opening win against Princeton; the Cougars will now head home
for two games at Cougar Valley against Linton and Wood Memorial.
“The kids were already hungry coming off two tough losses, that was
clear in the first quarter,” Helms said. “We are sitting here with a
football team that’s 2-3 and we’re two plays away from being 4-1. If
you look at the North Central game with a few injuries, we could be
The blowout win allowed Helms to sit most of his starters in the
second half to ensure they will be well rested for the high powered
said. “Whoever plays them you have your hands full. It’s going to be a
long weekend for us coaches as we get ready for them.”