Garden Plain blasts Douglass in cross-district matchup

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DOUGLASS, Kan. - 2018 has been an incredible year for the Douglass Bulldogs. Not only did they finish the year with a 7-1 mark, but they get to host a playoff game.

That one loss, however, came at the hands of Garden Plain back in week two, a 31-0 shutout. The Bulldogs welcomed in the Owls for a rematch to open the postseason.

From the first drive, Garden Plain was in control, recovering a fumble on the second snap of the game. They immediately followed that up with a Caleb Hitt bursting through the line for a 37 yard score, making the score 7-0 under a minute in.

Less than three minutes later, the Owls added to it. Turning to the air attack, Dylan Hahn zipped it across to the middle, finding Trey Smith for the 21 yard score to push it to 14-0, and suddenly this game started to feel like a repeat of week two.

The Owls would score two more times before the break to push the score to 27-0 before winning it 45-6, only giving up a score in the final minutes of the game.

The Owls just gashed the Douglass defense, rushing for 277 yards with three players crossing the 50 yard mark. On the flip side, they held one of the state's top rushers in check. Zachary Dressler could only muster 57 yards, averaging under 3 yards per carry. Dressler entered the day with over 1600 yards to his name.

Up next for the Owls is another rematch, heading to Hutch to face district rival Trinity Catholic. At the end of September, the Celtics handed Garden Plain their first loss of the year by a 20-7 score.