Bulldogs fall short in playoff game

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  • Devin Beale looks for an opening against Dillon in Whitefish’s playoff loss on Friday. (J.P. Plutt/Dillon Tribune)

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    Mark Anderson fires a pass against Dillon in Whitefish's 27-7 playoff loss on Friday. (J.P. Plutt/Dillon Tribune)

  • Devin Beale looks for an opening against Dillon in Whitefish’s playoff loss on Friday. (J.P. Plutt/Dillon Tribune)

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    Mark Anderson fires a pass against Dillon in Whitefish's 27-7 playoff loss on Friday. (J.P. Plutt/Dillon Tribune)

The Bulldogs fought hard but fell to Dillon 27-7 in the first round of Class A football playoffs on Friday night.

After going to the locker room with a 13-0 halftime deficit, quarterback Mark Anderson got his team on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run to bring the Dillon lead to six.

However, 14 unanswered points put Dillon ahead for good.

Dillon’s final score came on an interception return in the fourth quarter.

Whitefish finishes the season 5-5, having improved from last year’s 1-7 record. This season was the first time they made the playoffs since winning the state championship in 2015.

Whitefish 0 0 7 0 — 7

Dillon 7 6 8 6 ­— 7

D — Brad Rakich 30 pass from Justus Peterson (Jace Fitzgerald kick)

D — Zane Johnson 1 run (kick failed)

W — Mark Anderson 1 run (kick good)

D — Peterson run (conversion good)

D — Johnson interception return (conversion failed)

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