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District foes battle, Bearcats come out on top


District foes battle, Bearcats come out on top

Huskies lose to Bearcats for the first time since NB merger

Staff report

North Butler finished its season on top with a knockout blow to the Huskies at home Friday night. The 44-0 win was the first for the Bearcats against the Huskies since North Butler consolidated to one school district. Ending the season 4-5, the Bearcats completed their “change in culture” mentality with a win. Coming off a two-win season the year before, head coach Travis Miller came into the season with one goal in mind: Getting the Bearcats to believe winning was possible. North Butler started the season 2-0, matching the number of wins in the season before. After dropping a close match against district rival Newman Catholic, the Bearcats caught a four-game losing skid before coming back with a win against North Union on homecoming.

On Friday night, junior quarterback Dalton Nelson led the Bearcats to 91 yards passing with five completions and a touchdown.

Nelson also made headlines with a 59-yard touchdown run, breaking through the Huskies’ secondary. He had 120 yards rushing total on the night.

Sophomore Sam Dolan matched Nelson’s rushing yards and raised him more, hauling in 154 yards rushing on 12 carries. He also had two touchdowns.

Senior Todd Dolan brought in 71 yards receiving on just two receptions. Jaret Wunsch had the Bearcats lone receiving touchdown from 10 yards out.

Senior Anthony Fitzgerald returned one interception for 28 yards on defense for the Bearcats only forced turnover.

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