Third-ranked Algona roll by home Bulldogs

Bulldog receiver Carson Miller is shoved by Algona’s Monte Bawden as the ball is thrown just out of his reach in the first half of the home opener in which the Bulldogs loss 50-6 to third-ranked Algona. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – The first words out of first-year Bulldog football coach Andy Bruemmer’s mouth when talking about Class 2A third-ranked Algona was, ‘wow!’

The long-time assistant who has coached all around the state has seen a lot of good programs and teams and he’d rank that Algona team as right there with them.

“They were better than what I thought they were on film,” Bruemmer said. “A lot better. I’ve seen teams. I’ve been a staff when we went down to (Iowa City) Regina, played them, they were impressive. Played Dike (New Hartford) five-six years ago, they were impressive. This team is impressive. I’d put them right up there with teams I’ve faced in high school football.

“They are that good..."

The full story appears in the Sept. 11 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.