The Bulldogs hosted the St. Clair football team on Friday night where they lost 30-12.

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton was able to hang with St. Clair through the first quarter as they were knotted at six apiece headed into the second quarter but struggled from there.

Kobe Weimert dropped back to the 13-yard line and threw a completion to Dainen Johnson who was able to run it in the end zone for the first score of the game. JWP attempted a two-point conversion but failed as Jagger Ignaszewski was handed the ball from the six yard line and tackled at the two-yard line.

St. Clair quarterback Ben Ellingworth responded as he threw a pass from the JWP 27-yard line to Joey Nicolai who carried the ball to the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown. St. Clair’s PAT was blocked by the Bulldogs to keep the game tied at six apiece.

The Bulldogs offense remained dormant through the second and third quarter and allowed St. Clair to score eighteen points over that span. Janesville showed life in the fourth quarter as Weimert handed off the ball to Ignaszewski from the 13-yard line and he found the end zone for a touchdown. The Bulldogs went for a two-point conversion again but failed as Weimert threw an incomplete pass.

St. Clair responded quickly with a big touchdown after Ben Ellingworth ran the ball from the 49-yard line and scored to help put the game away.

The Bulldogs finished with 14 first downs, 143 rushing yards and 64 yards through the air. JWP struggled with protecting the ball and lost the ball three times on four fumbles. The team also struggled with key third-down conversions as they went 1-8.

Ignaszewski had 28 carries for 127 yards while Weimert ran for 21 yards on six carries. Jacob Couch also ran the ball 18 yards on two carries in the loss.

The team is now 1-2 following this past Friday and will look to reach .500 again as they head to Cleveland to play Le Center on Friday at 7 p.m.

Reach Sports reporter Shafin Khan at 507-835-4283.

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