Boys Varsity Football
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Cougar tight end Ian Deal hauls in his lone reception of the day, a 31-yard touchdown pass. Democrat photo by Mark Studyvin
Cougars jump on Warriors 38-21
GALT — It was vintage football played on grass and patches of dirt for El Dorado playing their last game on the Erv Hatzenbuhler Field.
It didn’t matter to El Dorado as they dispatched their Sierra Valley Conference foes from Galt 38-21 behind sophomore quarterback Danny Bell who was anything but a sophomore Friday night.
“We played great, secured a home playoff game and secured league champs,” said Bell. “We saw that they were slow in the secondary, and we knew that we could beat them.”
Senior running back Steven Fox who has carried the load most of the season received a rare day of rest as the Cougars unleashed an aerial assault on the Warriors.
Bell threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns — two of them going to his number one target Tyson Hamburg — and scored on a quarterback keeper. Hamburg burned the Warrior secondary for 237 on 9 catches including a 55-yard screen pass on the second offensive play of the game for the Cougars.
And it wasn’t as close as the final score indicates as the El Dorado Cougar defense held the Galt Warriors to just seven points for nearly three quarters of play.
The defensive trio of Ian Deal, Kellon Gillespie and Bryce Culp punished the Warriors every chance they got. Gillespie notched 14 tackles, Culp 12 tackles with a sack and Deal 9 tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Cougars play their final game of the season against the Union Mine Diamondbacks in El Dorado this Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.