On September 29th, the Butler Bears traveled to Stockton to take on the Tigers. The Bears came out of the gate ready to play and had a good first half, but they couldn’t keep the momentum going and was defeated. The final score was 14-37, Tigers.
The Bears started the game strong and was able to score within the first 9 minutes of the game with a 56 yard touchdown run by #40 Sophomore Zach Wicks, and it was followed up with a good extra point. Unfortunately, Stockton also scored in the first quarter and successfully scored a 2 point conversion.
In the Second Quarter both teams hit the field ready to play. Butler scored the first touchdown of the second quarter with a 6 yard touchdown pass from #18 Junior Kirby Connell to #22 Senior Tyler Hough, and the Bears followed up the touchdown with a good extra point. Stockton also scored in the second quarter and successfully completed another 2 point conversion.
At Half-Time the score was 14-16, Stockton Tigers.
The Bears came back from Halftime and couldn’t seem to keep their scoring momentum. In addition, their defense struggled to keep the Stockton Tigers from scoring. In the Third Quarter the Stockton Tigers scored two touchdowns and successfully completed one 2 point conversion, and they scored one more time with a successful extra point in the Fourth Quarter. With those three scores from Stockton, the game ended with a final score of 37-14, Stockton Pirates.
Butler Bears Head Coach Kirk Hannah had this to say about his team:
“[It was] another really good first half and we were right where we wanted to be going into the 3rd quarter. [The Bears were] only down 2 at Halftime with a very young group and getting the ball to start the 3rd quarter. That is kind of the story of our season, [The Bears] couldn’t move the ball effectively enough and put points on the board in the Second Half. I thought we battled all night.”
The Butler Bears will take on the Summit Christian Academy Eagles at Butler on October 13th with Kickoff at 7pm!