The game, however, did not start off in the Stampedes favor. The Bulldogs knew what they needed to do and executed it quickly. With the Stampede coming out flatfooted the Bulldogs took command of the game and scored 16 unanswered points in the first quarter for a 16-0 lead.
The Stampede knowing they had to respond and do so quickly scored 12 points in the second quarter to slow down the Bulldogs pace and move within 4 points of tying the game heading into halftime at 16-12.
The Stampede again, slowly, notched away at that 16 point deficit and in the third quarter added another 3 points followed by outscoring the Bulldogs 6-0 in the 4th to take a 21-19 win.
The Kansas City Bulldogs, who won the Midwest Football Alliance Championship against the Stampede last year, suffered their first loss of the season and had a 9 game win streak snapped. They will host the Omaha Stockmen in two weeks looking to rebound.
The Stampede will visit the 2-2 Des Moines Blaze this weekend looking to improve their record to 5-0.
Scott Manley passed for 295 yards for 2 touchdowns. Catching those TD’s were Zac Kliment (73 yards receiving) and Bret Van Muyden (161 yards). TJ James rushed for 93 yards and 1 TD.
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Matt, Student Writer