The Healdton Bulldogs had two players rush for over 100 yards and their “wishbone” offensive attack continues to move the football as they defeated the Comanche Indians 42-7 Friday night at Horton Field.

The Healdton Bulldogs had two players rush for over 100 yards and their “wishbone” offensive attack continues to move the football as they defeated the Comanche Indians 42-7 Friday night at Horton Field. 

Quarterback Denton Miller had 21 carries for 141 yards, and Dalton Gillihan had 122 yards on 11 carries (11 yards per carry) to lead the Bulldogs for a 346 yard night in rushing offense.

Healdton (3-0) took control quickly with Josh Harvey scoring on an 8-yard run early in the first quarter and Miller scoring on a 2-yard quarterback sneak to put the Bulldogs up 14-0. 

The Healdton dominance continued in the second quarter. Gillihan broke free and ran 55 yards for the Bulldogs’ third touchdown, and Miller scored on a 9-yard run to put the Bulldogs up 28-0 at intermission.

“Everyone played well on both sides of the football, but several penalties cost us a touchdown and stalled two more drives,” Healdton coach Mark Barrett said. 

“We have to cut out those mistakes in order to be successful. I am very proud that our starting defense has yet to give up a score, and they had a goal line stand to keep Comanche out of the end zone as time ran out.”

Gillihan scored on a 33-yard scoring run to give the Bulldogs a 35-0 lead early in the third quarter, and Alex Trent ended the Healdton scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run late in the quarter.

“Our line is blocking well and our backs are running hard,” Barrett said. 

“But we must continue to get better each week as we get closer to district play. I am very proud of this team and the way they are coming together right now.”

The Bulldogs will be at Horton Field again this Friday as they host the Tishomingo Indians for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.

Following their matchup with the Indians, the Bulldogs will be hosting the Velma-Alma Comets.