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Bulldogs drop OT heartbreaker 29-28 in opener

  • The 2022-23 Harrisburg varsity Bulldogs. First row, from left, are Race Black, Dontavis Wilson, Aiden Unthank, Triton Kielhorn, Trentn Price, Jaxon Quisenberry, Conner Duncan, Matt Watson, Colt Prather and Jakorey Mann. In the second row are Keaton Reid, Gabe Swarringin, Tony Keene, Karmello Downey, Connor Henshaw, Jack Ford, Tevin Godsey, Travis Fann, Brendan Hicks and Zay Horton. Third row, from left, are Coach Tyler Rumsey, Reed Rider, Braden Burtis, Dawson Griffith, Walker Hicks, Kenneth Martin, Ryan Bean, Mark Miller, Owen Rann and Trainer Tina McCabe. Fourth row, from left, are Coach Zack Cox, Coach Travis Butler, Aidan Seiner, Ross Rider, Copper Phalin, Michael Quisenberry, Mason Reeder, Charlie Fehrenbacher and Andrew Unthank. Not pictured: Zaine Hathaway.

    The 2022-23 Harrisburg varsity Bulldogs. First row, from left, are Race Black, Dontavis Wilson, Aiden Unthank, Triton Kielhorn, Trentn Price, Jaxon Quisenberry, Conner Duncan, Matt Watson, Colt Prather and Jakorey Mann. In the second row are Keaton Reid, Gabe Swarringin, Tony Keene, Karmello Downey, Connor Henshaw, Jack Ford, Tevin Godsey, Travis Fann, Brendan Hicks and Zay Horton. Third row, from left, are Coach Tyler Rumsey, Reed Rider, Braden Burtis, Dawson Griffith, Walker Hicks, Kenneth Martin, Ryan Bean, Mark Miller, Owen Rann and Trainer Tina McCabe. Fourth row, from left, are Coach Zack Cox, Coach Travis Butler, Aidan Seiner, Ross Rider, Copper Phalin, Michael Quisenberry, Mason Reeder, Charlie Fehrenbacher and Andrew Unthank. Not pictured: Zaine Hathaway.
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Harrisburg Register staff report
updated: 9/1/2022 1:31 PM

The football season opened last Friday in a game that looked like it should have been played mid-season. But in the end, the East Alton-Wood River Oilers topped the Bulldogs in overtime, 29-28 in Wood River.

The Mackie's Pizza of Harrisburg Player of the Game was junior Tevin Godsey who had six rushes for 96 yards and three Bulldog touchdowns.

The Bulldogs get back to it this week, preparing for Game 2 this coming Friday at Du Quoin's Van Metre Field.