The Fishers football team and its fans mustered on the far west side for a Hoosier Crossroads Conference conflict on "USA Night" at Brownsburg, Friday. Unfortunately, the Tigers could only really muster a few parting shots as the Bulldogs blitzed past them 41-13.

Senior quarterback Kyle Strakis connected on six touchdown passes, three of which touched down safely in the arms of favorite target, wideout Bryce Kirtz. Kirtz scored on grabs of 3, 10, and 17 yards. Strakis also found Armon'te Carter, and Reis Thomas with TD passes, and lofted a 53 yard touchdown rainbow to Devin Robinson.

Brownsburg (3-2, HCC 1-1) accumulated an additional 245 yards rushing the football. In all, the Bulldogs accounted for more than 450 yards of offense, prompting Fishers head coach Rick Wimmer's concerns about the Tigers' competitive-ness.

"I'm just really disappointed," sighed Wimmer, now in his twelfth year at the helm. "I knew this was going to be a tough game for us. I have a lot of respect for Brownsburg. I'm just disappointed that we didn't compete better in all areas."

For Fishers, they couldn't control the line of scrimmage, and could never establish a running game. The Tigers only amassed 235 on offense.

"They were much more physical than we were, on both sides of the football," added Wimmer.

The Fishers (2-3, HCC 2-1) quarterback tandem of Jon Vore and Matt Wolff failed to provide the Tigers with a reliable pass-ing attack. "We felt like this was a game we needed to make some passes. We just didn't get the ball to the right spot, or just didn't quite make the play at the receiver position," assessed the coach.

Defensively, the Tigers seemed always one step behind the Bulldogs.

"There just wasn't any one thing, one side of the ball," said Wimmer. "They totally dominated us."

It doesn't get any easier for Fishers, who must entertain high-flying Avon next week.

"We've got to compete," said Wimmer. "That was my message to the guys. If we compete - every practice, every drill - we'll be fine. Are we going to compete," said Wimmer. "Or, are we just going to stay status quo. That's what I want to find out."