By Mia Birkes
Through the course of October, the McPherson Bulldog football team saw the ups and downs of the regular season. McPherson is currently 3-4 with 2 home games and 4 away games. On Oct. 3, the Bulldogs faced off against the Friends University Falcons at home for Homecoming. The Bulldogs scored a total of 20 points to Friends’ 17, with 13 points in the first quarter and 7 in the fourth quarter. McPherson had a total of 224 yards: 189 passing and 35 rushing. On the road, the Bulldogs fell 45-7 against the Southwestern College Moundbuilders on Oct. 10. The singular touchdown was scored in the fourth quarter by Corey Davis of Houston, Texas. The Bulldogs had a total of 125 yards to Southwestern’s startling 507. The following weekend, Oct. 17, the Bulldogs fell once again to the Ottawa University Braves, losing 31-13. The Bulldogs had a total 297 yards and accredits their touchdowns to Melvin Reid of Winslow, N.J., passes received from Trent Graves of St. Charles, Ill. Though the Oct. 24 game against the University of St. Mary was postponed, the Bulldogs faced off at home against Kansas Wesleyan University on Oct. 31. Falling 41-27 for a current 3-4 season, the Bulldogs expected to win given the results of the first half. 21-14 at halftime, the three touchdowns were scored by Melvin Reed of Winslow, N.J., Corey Davis of Houston, Texas, and David MacMahon of Turon, Kan. In the second half, Ben Nikkel of McPherson, Kan. scored a fourth touchdown. McPherson racked up 250 passing yards, 37 rushing, and 82 receiving for an impressive total of 369 yards.