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Goldbugs lose to Watonga 22-16


September 15, 2019

Trey Lunn

Todd Ruwalt comes up to make the tackle on Watonga's ball carrier.

The first home game of the Alva Goldbug football season was disappointing for the young team. Alva hosted the Class A Watonga Eagles and lost 22-16. One of the four seniors on the Goldbug team, Reece Martin, was out with a rib injury. His absence was noticeable during the game, but some younger players stepped up to try fill the speedy Martin's shoes.

Watonga has a seasoned senior quarterback in Michael Reza, but probably their biggest threat was a big junior Joe Rinehart. He used his size and strength to barrel his way through the Alva defense. The Goldbugs had a hard time stopping him in...

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