Miners keep their coal
By Jarann Johnson
Local football fans expected the 2017 Coal Bowl to be a blowout in Beulah’s favor. Early on Hazen put up a fight on their home field but it wasn’t enough to slow down Beulah’s famed rushing attack. Beulah ran for 300 total yards and won 38-0.
Hazen’s defense looked like they were going to start the game strong. They contained Buelah’s rushing attack on the first two plays of the game and were close to forcing a 3-and-out. Hazen’s hopes of containment didn’t last any longer.
Beulah senior Aaron Vallejo slipped through the defense for a 41-yard run. Hazen and Beulah battled for field position for most the rest of the period but there weren’t any more big runs for scores.
Hazen’s defense wasn’t let the big run happen so Beulah head coach Jim Dooley elected to go to the air. Dooley’s decision paid off with two passing scores to Mason Dolbec. The first touchdown was a 25-yard pass from Mikey Morris and the second was a 35-yard connection right before halftime.
Dolbec’s last score put Beulah up 24-0 heading into the halftime break.