FOOTBALL

East Sac, Glidden-Ralston pick up victories in season finale

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Glidden-Ralston 44, West Harrison 28

In the contest the Wildcats were able to score 22 points in each half, as they were able to end the season on a high note with a win over West Harrison.

Early on it felt as if the Wildcats were going to devour the Hawkeyes in a shutout. In the first quarter alone the Wildcats were able to score twice, grabbing a 14-0 advantage over the Hawkeyes.

That changed in the second quarter when West Harrison was able to add a late first quarter touchdown.

Before the first half would end, Glidden-Ralston added their third touchdown of the first half. Following a two point conversion the Wildcats held a 22-6 lead. That lead held through halftime.

The Wildcats scored three more touchdowns in the second half, and survived West Harrison’s comeback attempts late in the contest.

No stats were reported at press time from Friday’s game.

With the win the Wildcats move to 4-5 overall on the year.

East Sac County 62, MVAOCOU 6

For the second straight week the East Sac County Raiders were able to impose their will on their opponent.

Friday night the Raiders were able to gain 356 yards off 49 plays. They held their Ram opponents to just 96 yards in 40 plays.

The Raiders were balanced in their attack. Most of their offensive yards (236 to be exact) came from the rushing game. The other 120 were through the air.

The Raider defense was stiff, holding the Rams to -4 rushing yards and 100 yards passing.

The Raiders scored early and often. They scored nine times, almost all of the scores coming in the first two quarters.

Quintin Ludwig started the score-fest when he returned a punt 43 yards for a touchdown. He then added his second touchdown later in the first when Griffin O’Neill threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to him.

O’Neill would later hit Derek Aschinger on a 10-yard touchdown pass. O’Neill would later score by himself on a one yard run.

Aschinger caught a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and then scored off a 55-yard run.

Next, O’Neill hit Tyler Schmitt on a 19-yard touchdown pass. That was followed by Nathan Thomsen scoring off a 16-yard run to end the scores in the first half.

Jake Paysen ended the Raider scoring with a third quarter 16-yard run. Later in the third the Rams scored their only touchdown of the night.

Aschinger led the Raiders with 89 yards rushing. Thomsen added 48 yards while Paysen finished with 43 yards.

O’Neill was 7-9 passing with 120 yards. Schmitt led the receiving corps with 31 yards. Ludwig added 29 yards off one catch. Aschinger had two catches for 22 total yards.

Nick Gerdes led the team with eight total tackles. Dawson Mack finished the game with five.

River Valley 50, Ar-We-Va 36

The Wolverines seemed to feed off the miscues of Ar-We-Va in the second half of the game, turning a four-point game at halftime into a two possession victory for the visiting River Valley team.

Friday night the Rockets were able to keep pace with River Valley, who specialized in short passes with plenty of blockers to gain yards.

The short screen passes were damaging to the Rockets as River Valley gained yards and touchdowns off the plays. The Rockets were able to keep pace, for the most part, with River Valley in the first 24 minutes of the game, but the biggest difference was a safety given up by the Rockets, and a couple of two point conversions.

Ar-We-Va was able to keep their offense going into the second half. Cooper Kock caught a 20-yard touchdown pass early in the third to close the game within one possession, but the Wolverines went back on the attack, and held onto the victory.

Unofficially Will Ragaller had 21 carries for 147 yards and three scores.

Kock had 20 carries for 62 yards. Damon Ehlers scored a touchdown and gained 52 yards in the contest.

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