West football beaten down by bruising Bulldogs 42-15

The football team lost their second straight game to Bettendorf 42-15 behind two touchdown passes from Marcus Morgan '21.

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West football beaten down by bruising Bulldogs 42-15

Grahm Goering '21 reaches for the ball in a game against Bettendorf at Trojan Field on Sept. 6.

Grahm Goering '21 reaches for the ball in a game against Bettendorf at Trojan Field on Sept. 6.

Owen Aanestad

Grahm Goering '21 reaches for the ball in a game against Bettendorf at Trojan Field on Sept. 6.

Owen Aanestad

Owen Aanestad

Grahm Goering '21 reaches for the ball in a game against Bettendorf at Trojan Field on Sept. 6.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

The West High football team will have some serious soul searching to do over the next week.

For the first time since 2015 the Trojans have started their season with two losses, and will be tested again next week against central Iowa power Southeast Polk.

The Bettendorf running game, lead by Harrison Bey-Buie ’20, overpowered the Trojan front for the majority of the game. The offense experienced similar struggles from last week’s loss against North Scott, going scoreless in the first half. Trailing 35-0, Marcus Morgan ’21 threw two touchdowns in the second half, but it was too little too late as the Trojans fell 42-15 to the Bulldogs.

Tate Crane ’20 had a very impressive touchdown catch, toeing the sideline to stay in bounds before streaking to the end zone for his first score of the year. Kalen Coker-Hayworth ’21 made a couple of nice plays at linebacker to lead an unusually fragile defense.

The Trojans will look to earn their first win against Southeast Polk on Sept. 13.

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