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CARROLL FOOTBALL

Carroll closes season with win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton

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Carroll sophomore back Reece Ziegmann cuts upfield for yardage against Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Every team wants to end their season with a win, and although the win Carroll High got on Friday night didn’t get them into the playoffs, they were still able to end the season on a high note. 

Friday night the Carroll football team was able to battle their way to a 24-19 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton. 

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Carroll junior defensive end Evan Hammer celebrates Tigers' last minute stand to defeat Sergeant Bluff-Luton 24-19.

The win for the Tigers was able to close the season for Carroll with a 5-4 overall record, and they were able to celebrate a come-from-behind victory over the Warriors. 

Carroll had been able to gain the lead at halftime 10-6 over the Warriors, but Sergeant Bluff Luton took a 12-10 lead with a score in the third. 

The Tigers seemed to surge from the hometiown crowd in the final game of the season as the Tigers embarked in a 97-yard drive that carried the Tigers down the field.

The Warriors struggled to contain the running attack as the Tigers moved the ball in chunks, especially on the 97-yard drive. 

Capping off the drive was Reece Ziegmann who used his speed to power through the line and score off a two yard run. 

That allowed the Tigers to take a 17-12 advantage. 

Later in the fourth quarter the Tigers were able to score again. This time Jack White was able to extend the Tigers advantage when he scored off a one yard quarterback sneak. 

Carroll’s defense was able to limit the comeback attempt of the Warriors. Sergeant Bluff-Luton would score late in the fourth quarter to pull the game within one possession, but Carroll’s defense was able to limit the scoring opportunities of the Warriors and secure the Tigers’ fifth win of the season. 

Early in the game Carroll had fallen behind 6-0 to the Warriors. but Trey Hunter was able to make a pair of plays to give the Tigers a lead. 

First he was able to intercept a Sergeant Bluff-Luton pass. Later he caught a 27-yard touchdown pass which put Carroll up 10-6 at halftime. 

Jack White completed three of eight passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. 

Trey Hunter caught two passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. Reece Ziegmann had one catch of 30 yards. 

The Tigers finished with 221 yards rushing. They were led by Ziegmann had 125 yards rushing with a touchdown. 

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Carroll junior running back Cooper Ludwig's jersey is tugged as he's tackled by Sergeant Bluff-Luton's Carter McCrory (21) and Jacob Hoffman (81).

White had 57 yards rushing off eight carries and a touchdown. Cooper Ludwig had eight rushes for 18 yards. Taidyn Peterson had four rushes for 26 yards. 

Taidyn Peterson had eight tackles in the game. Edrik Heisterkamp had six tackles. Chase Ragaller finished with 5.5 tackles in the game. Payton Wardell had four tackles. 

Tate Schliesman finished with three tackles. Ziegmann also had three tackles along with Colton Wieland. Cooper Ludwig had 1.5 tackles. Jack White finished with one tackle. Owen Klocke also had a tackle. 

Makinnon Davis, Drake Burnett, Trey Hunter, Carter Smith, Austin Tigges, Caleb Vanderheiden and Dominick Sims all had half a tackle each. 

Heisterkamp recovered a fumble. 

Kieran Polking, a freshman for the Tigers kicked a 24-yard field goal in the first half and was a perfect 3-3 in point after touchdown attempts. 

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