Bulldog football team ends season in playoff tilt

Members of the Hampton-Dumont football team are recognized for its playoff appearance after the Bulldogs game against Dyersville Beckman on Wednesday, Oct. 30. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

The Hampton-Dumont defense sacks Beckman quarterback Grant Hammann during the Bulldogs' playoff game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

DYERSVILLE – If this game had been a business, it would have gone under.

The turnover rate was much too high.

Hampton-Dumont and Dyersville Beckman combined for 10 turnovers, including a safety, in a wild Class 2A first-round playoff football game at Dyersville on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

It all resulted in a 15-14 Blazer win over the Bulldogs, who fought to the bitter end.

“Hats off to Hampton-Dumont, their coaching staff and their players,” Dyersville Beckman coach Gregg Hammann said. “I mean, they are one heck of a ball club and I thought they did a great job out there.

“Frankly, we made some mistakes out there, fumbling the ball – didn’t hold onto it. Their guys did a good job of hitting us hard and ripping it loose. It’s just one of those good old high school football games that somebody has got to win at the end…I was really impressed with their team.”