Fremont ran off five unanswered touchdowns on Friday to beat the North Platte Bulldogs 35-19 at Bauer Field.The Dawgs got off to a promising start in their season-opener. On their second drive of the game, they got into the red zone, at the six yard line, on a 26-yard pass from Braiden Ruffin to Bryson Krull and a personal foul penalty by Fremont. Two plays later, Malik Lillard ran it in from two yards out.
Then on the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Fremont fumbled and NPHS recovered at the Tiger 19. Then on the next play, Krull caught a Ruffin pass on a fade route in the back of the end zone for another touchdown. The PAT by Lillard was blocked and it was 13-0 with 1:37 left in the first quarter.
But after that, it was all Fremont. On fourth and goal from the nine yard line, quarterback Riley Harms threw a touchdown pass to Jake Sellon.
Then North Platte had to punt from their own end zone after Ruffin was sacked. The snap to Krull was botched and Krull threw a shovel pass in desperation that fell incomplete. The Tigers had the ball at the nine and Harms found Sellon for the touchdown again. After the PAT by Nolan Dillon, Fremont took the lead at 14-13.
After the Bulldogs were stopped again, the Tigers got the ball back and they scored with a little under three minutes left on another touchdown from Harms to Sellon to make it 21-13.
In the second half, Fremont scored the first two touchdowns to put the game away. The Dawgs did score the last touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter.