CHS evens season with road victory
Bulldogs 2-2 overallThe Culver Bulldogs evened their season record to 2-2 overall last Friday, thanks in large part to senior Jesus Retano, who scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Retano opened up a 12-12 game with a 50-yard touchdown run, a 35-yard touchdown catch from Bolt Anglen and a 55-yard interception for a touchdown in leading the Bulldogs to a 39-12 victory during a Class 2A nonleague victory at Vernonia Sept. 30.
"Jesus took over the game," CHS head coach Brian Silbernagel said. "He came through really big for us."
Anglen finished with 217 yards passing and Culver piled up 235 yards, led by senior running back Miguel Gutierrez, who also scored three touchdowns.
"Miguel ran the ball really well," Silbernagel said. "Give credit to our offensive line for blocking on the second level and really getting after their linebackers."
Jared Kasch also had a hand in the victory for the Bulldogs. The junior recovered two fumbles.
"Jared had a recovery in each half and really swung momentum in our favor," Silbernagel said.
After falling to Heppner and Lost River to begin the season, the Bulldogs have won two consecutive games and host two-time defending champion Scio at 7 p.m. Friday for their first Tri-River League contest.
"We're still not 100 percent healthy," Silbernagel said. "Scio is a really good football team and it will take excellent execution on our part to make it a competitive football game."
Last season, the Loggers defeated Culver 52-6 and the Bulldogs have not beat Scio since 2008 when the CHS booked a 38-14 victory.