The ticker: A quick look at area teams in action
October 23, 2020
Friday, Oct. 16
South Ridge 44
Northeast Range 0
Connor Bushbaum had a huge night for the Panthers by rushing for 219 yards on 18 carries and he also added three rushing touchdowns in leading South Ridge to the win in the District 9 Blue Division game. Bushbaum also returned an interception for a score in the third quarter when the Panthers exploded for 24 points.
"Connor had another big game," said Panthers coach Brent Johnson. "We have been performing well on both sides of the ball this year with it being only the second game of the year. We will have to see if the weather is going to be a factor in the upcoming games. Defensively, we held Northeast Range to 61 total yards and Deekon Anvid led our defense with 5 ½ tackles with one tackle for loss."
Willie Richardson scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter and Max Moors scored on a 70-yard run in the fourth quarter with three minutes left in the game to give the Bombers their first win of the season. Richardson finished with 83 yards rushing on 14 carries and Moors finished 117 rushing yards on 15 carries.
"Our defense played extremely well, with a total of seven sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception while constantly pressuring Chisholm's QB in their pass-heavy offense," said Barnum coach Robert Minkkinen.
Leading the Bombers defense were Richardson with nine tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, three pass breakups; Reed Kornovich with eight tackles, three sacks, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble; and Caden Sheff who had eight tackles, ½ sack, sack, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble.
Jaeger Goranson ran for three scores and passed for another in leading the Cards to their second win of the season. Goranson also passed for a pair of two-point conversions while also running for a third as the Cards improved to 2-0.
"Jaeger had a great game and completed all the passes he threw as well as being our leading tackler," said Cards coach Jeff Gronner. "Our offensive line played well, and our defensive line had its moments of being good. I was happy overall with our offensive execution and focus throughout the game. Defensively, we improved as the game went on because we were not sharp early on that side of the ball."
Leading 42-14 at halftime, the Raptors rolled to their first win of the season. The offense was led by Kyle Sitter, who rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns; Ryder Wrazidlo, who rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown and also caught a 70-yard TD pass; as well as quarterback Sam Ojibway, who was 6 for 8 for 155 yards passing and three touchdowns.
"We are very happy to get the first win of the season,"said Raptors coach Jeremy Zywicki. "The kids played very well on both sides of the football and overall, as an offense, we rushed for 395 yards."
After opening the season with a one-point loss to Cromwell the Raptors responded with a vengeance.
"We knew that we had to make some personnel changes both offensively and defensively, and they worked out very well," said Zywicki. "The kids played hard and played as a unit. It was nice to get back into the win column."