The curtain came down on the year for the Alliance Middle School seventh grade football squad last week. AMS dropped a pair of contests and finished the season with a 0 and 6 record.
On October 5th, the Dogs traveled to Torrington and downed by the Blazers 36 to 0 and on October 8, Alliance fell to Chadron 38 to 0 in a game played at Bulldog stadium.
In the contest versus Torrington, AMS fell behind early and were unable to get things going. A scoop and score by the Blazer defense started the scoring. Alliance would fumble early in the game as the ball was picked up and return for a Torrington touchdown. The Blazers would add to more scores in the first half and led 22 to 0 at half. A successful outside kick by Alliance's Drayden Sanchez would get the Bulldogs a chance in the third but their drive was stopped at midfield. A long touchdown pass by the Trailblazers concluded the scoring and after three quarters AMS was down 30 to 0. Strong runs by Sanchez, Jason Dunn, and Jarron Santos gave the Dogs hope late but the Blazers were too tough. Another score by Torrington ended the game with the Blazers winning 36 to 0
AMS 0 0 0 0 0
Torrington 8 14 8 6 36
"Torrington used its size to control both lines of scrimmage. They also had some speed in the backfield which led to another tough matchup," said Coach Mark Glesinger.
On October 8 Chadron came to town and downed the Dogs 38 to 0 in the season finale. The Cardinals scored three times in the opening half and led 22 to o at half. Alliance would get some nice offensive plays from Jake Cotton, Dunn, and Sanchez but were stopped from scoring. Two more Chadron scores in the second half ended the contest with AMS falling 38 to 0.
Chadron 8 14 8 8 38
AMS 0 0 0 0 0
"My 25th year of coaching seventh grade football didn't end as hoped but that is how it goes. The injury bug bit us and bit us hard. We also had trouble with suspensions, illegible problems, and lack of numbers. At the start we had 20 players but played the last two games with just 13. This made practices tough and game very difficult. I told the team afterwards that there is a lot of potential here and expect some good things for this group in the future,” said Glesinger.