Ferndale

Bulldogs shut out the Wildcats in Ferndale  

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The Ferndale Wildcats fell 36-0 to Fall River in football on Saturday, dropping to 0-3 on the season.

It’s been a tough season so far for the Cats, who feature a young lineup after graduating several seniors from the spring.

Despite the lopsided loss, however, there still were some bright spots for Ferndale.

“Our seniors continue to play exceptionally hard,” head coach Clint McClurg said of a group that includes senior captains Seth Regli, Derek Griffith and Cole Carmesin.

Others too stepped up in the loss, including co-captains Kannon Christiansen and Jack Westfall, both of whom are juniors.

“They just continually show up,” McClurg said of Christiansen and Westfall.

Sophomore Kacey Luster also continues to play well despite the team’s struggles.

“He’s showing some growth and improving,” the head coach said of Luster, who plays on both lines. “He’s just got to catch up to the game.”

Turnovers, however, were a problem for the young Cats once again.

“We’ve got to tighten some things up, but I definitely know the spirit of this team is in tact,” the head coach said.

The Ferndale JVs also lost on Saturday, falling 66-0 to Fall River in eight-man football.

Next up, the Wildcats host St. Bernard’s next weekend.

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