SEELEY — SEELEY LAKE -- The St. Ignatius Bulldogs came alive in the second half to take down the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks on the road on the 8-Man football field on Saturday.
On a cold and windy afternoon Blackhawks and Bulldogs started slow offensively. Both teams got into the red zone in the first quarter, but failed to score.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs were driving until quarterback Isaac Dumontier lofted one for the end zone, but Seeley-Swan's Owen Mercado was there for the interception. Mercado took it back to the Blackhawks' 30-yard line.
However, the Bulldogs forced a punt after a three-and-out from Seeley-Swan. This time the Bulldogs capitalized on the turnover and drove right down the field. The drive ended in a 10-yard touchdown pass, as Dumontier found Kolten Gardipee in the corner of the end zone for the 6-0 lead.
Seeley-Swan then responded, driving right down into the red zone. Mercado dropped back looking for a receiver, but eventually took it in himself from 12 yards out, tying the game at 6-all.
In the second half ,the Bulldogs came out hot, scoring 14 points in the third and another nine in the fourth quarter. In total, the Bulldogs scored 23 unanswered points on their way to win No. 4 in 2019.
Next week the St. Ignatius Bulldogs (4-1) take on the Ennis Mustangs (1-3) on the road, while the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks (3-2) take on the Victor Pirates (0-5) in Victor.