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By ZACH McFARREN | DGKN sports writer
DOYLESTOWN Friday night went just about how most were expecting it would. Dalton, which was a win away from sharing the WCAL crown, came in as an overwhelming favorite against an outmatched Chippewa squad with just two wins on the season.
By halftime, the Bulldogs had built a 41-0 lead, scoring 34 points in the second quarter alone. From there, the ending was just a matter of time, as a running clock led Dalton to a second consecutive league championship and some healthy momentum headed into the playoffs.
Several Dawgs bared their teeth in the blowout 47-7 victory.
Offensively, Greyson Siders once again had himself an impressive showing, scoring twice while rushing for 104 yards on just 8 carries.
Quarterback Colin Pearson had an efficient night, throwing for three touchdowns on 11 of 13 passing for 203 yards. Cade Mullet was Pearson’s primary target as he caught five passes for 81 yards adding two scores in the process.
Ethan Stutz and Sammy Tomlinson each found the endzone in the first half. Tomlinson’s first score came on an acrobatic 40 yard catch. On the ensuing kickoff, he recovered the kick, allowing Stutz to engineer his own drive. Stutz called his own number twice, scoring on a one yard run after he set it up with a 26 yard sprint.
Sammy added a second score shortly after, plunging in from two yards out, and with it, the score was pushed to 34-0, ensuring that second half running clock.
The WCAL crown came quickly then, as the Chipps, despite a late score, were never able to close the gap enough to stop either the clock or the Bulldog offense.
Defensively, Dalton’s dudes simply dominated. Chippewa managed just 159 yards, with 60 of those coming in their final, late fourth quarter drive. The Dawgs recovered two fumbles (Jones, Miller) and never gave the Chipps breathing room to make any type of threat.
Offense. Defense. Special teams. Dalton owned it all. And coach Broc Dial was pleased with what he saw.
“I’m really happy for our seniors and the whole team,” Dial said, speaking of the league title. “They continue to give effort and to improve, and hopefully we can continue to build on the momentum into the playoffs.”
The Dawgs are rolling. Another regular season has come and gone. More brass will be added to an already stuffed trophy case. But there is still work to be done. If this is what Bulldog fans can expect from the young men playing the game, this should be a fun postseason.