TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound football team celebrated its senior class and its family members before the start of the last game of the season Saturday, Nov. 11, in Baker Stadium. The Loggers lost to George Fox 21-7.
Prior to kickoff, the Loggers honored 18 members of the Class of 2018.
The first half of Saturday's contest was a defensive battle, but the Bruins (7-3, 5-2 NWC) carried a 7-0 lead into halftime after reaching the end zone early in the second quarter.
Puget Sound (3-6, 2-5 NWC) caught a big break at the start of the second half, and the Loggers capitalized. The Bruins fumbled the opening kickoff in the second half, and the loose ball was scooped up by AJ Grijalva on George Fox's 30-yard line. Keanu Songcuan forced the fumble.
From there, Vance Wood took three consecutive carries for 21 total yards, including an 11-yard rush. Paul Thomas took a handoff seven yards down to the Bruins' four-yard line, and he eventually punched in his sixth rushing touchdown of the season from one yard out.
The 7-7 tie was short-lived, however, as George Fox scored a touchdown less than two minutes later.
Trailing 21-7 late in the fourth quarter, the Puget Sound offense came up with a couple of big plays. On fourth-and-17 from the Bruins' 36-yard line, senior quarterback Tanner Diebold completed a 17-yard pass to Collin Heimbach for a first down. Later in the drive, following a sack by the Bruins, Diebold came up with yet another long fourth-down completion, this time a 14-yard strike to senior wideout Dustin Harrison when the Loggers needed 13 yards.
Despite the exciting clutch plays on the Bruins' side of the field, Puget Sound was unable to put points on the board.
Harrison led all players with 14 receptions and 90 yards. Defensively, senior safety Max Washam led the Loggers with 16 tackles.