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Culver Bulldogs football program can't get things going against high ranked Santiam.

MARTY GOODSON FOR THE MADRAS PIONEER - Zach Wiseman runs the ball during the Dogs' 56-0 loss to Santiam.The Culver football program lost their game Friday to undefeated (5-0) Santiam 56-0. The Bulldogs won their two previous games, but could not get on track in Friday's loss.

"We knew Santiam was a good team coming into this game," head coach Jesus Retano said. "They are a great team, but we just did not show up. If we played our best football game, could we have beaten them? Maybe, but the way we played, I don't think we would have beaten anyone in the state."

"I don't know," he said. "Maybe the coaching staff needs to be more consistent in practice. We need to show up and play with passion and play with heart."

Santiam scored on all runs except for one passing touchdown.

"They had a good game plan," he said. "The other coaches did a great job planning against us and they stopped everything up front. We couldn't put many plays together on offense and when we were on defense, they scored."

Zachary Wiseman led the team with 50 yards rushing and Justyce Loredo netted 34 yards. Jordan Vanalstyne finished the game with an interception and 32 yards rushing. Joe Russo led the team on defense with seven tackles and Uriel Miranda with four tackles. The Bulldogs passed the ball one-for-three with two interceptions.

"I let a lot of things slide and I think it built throughout the week," Retano said. "I need to be on them more. We are going to make this week a tough week of practice. They need to know this is football and you need to show up and get tackles and play. It will be a tough week of practice, but a blast on Friday nights."

The Bulldogs travel to Colton Oct. 5. After the loss of Friday, Culver moved to 2-3 overall and Colton is 4-1 overall.

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