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Raiders collect more than 300 rushing yards, down Mo. Valley

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Both teams liked to run the football, but it was the running efforts of East Sac County that ran away with the victory on Friday night.

East Sac shoved their running game right down the line at Missouri Valley all night long. On the way the Raiders were able to collect 303 rushing yards in a 54-6 win over Missouri Valley.

Although their running game did most of the damage on Friday night, the scoring started early in the first with quarterback, Griffin O’Neill, back from an early season injury, was able to connect with Caleb Villhauer on a 56-yard touchdown pass.

Later the Raiders would start to use their running game to earn trips into the endzone.

Quintin Ludwig scored off a 26-yard touchdown run in first quarter. Next, Derek Aschinger was able to end a 5-yard run in the endzone.

Finally, Jake Paysen visited the endzone when he scored off a 37-yard touchdown run.

In the second quarter Dawson Mack scored off a five-yard run. Next, Ludwig scored off two long runs. First he scored off a 35-yard touchdown run. Next he added a 32-yard run to help the Raiders build a 47-0 lead at halftime.

Despite a continuous clock in the third, Mack was able to add a 28-yard touchdown run. Missouri Valley scored in the third off a modest run.

The Big Red were held to 115 yards rushing. In fact, all of their plays were rushing plays. Overall East Sac had 420 total yards of offense.

Defensively the Raiders were led by Nick Gerdes with 13 total tackles.

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