Indians remain undefeated after besting Bulldogs

Sep 24, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — Dartmouth High remains undefeated after picking up a road win against the Old Rochester Bulldogs under the lights on Sept. 24.

Although the beat the Bulldogs 24-7, Head Coach Rick White said the win didn’t come easy.

“It was a good high school football game,” he said. “Two physical teams playing against each other, and fortunately we came out on top.”

While the Bulldogs got off to a strong start, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game, Dartmouth quickly shifted the momentum and didn’t look back, garnering the victory.

“We had a couple turnovers that didn’t help,” OR Coach Bryce Guilbeault said. “They’re a good team — they’re a good defense. They’re physical, and we knew that they would be well-prepared.”

The game’s momentum shifted midway into the first quarter, when the Indians returned the ball for a touchdown after OR’s only score of the game.

“That’s a game-changer because we could’ve come out after that, ran three plays and punted,” White said. “They could’ve got the ball again and gone down and scored again.”

After two more touchdowns from Dartmouth, the Bulldogs looked alive again with a similar return run that put OR close to the Dartmouth endzone. But a flag on the play stifled that opportunity, and each of OR’s following drives ended with punts.

But White said the Bulldogs still kept Dartmouth on their toes in the second half.

“They played four quarters,” he said. “We had a tough time scoring in the second half. We had the field goal, made it a three-score game, then rode the defense for the rest.”

The Indians return to Memorial Stadium next week to host Apponequet Regional High School.