Miller, Hitchcock lead Tigers to win over Onamia
Kiefer Miller and Gavin Hitchcock combined to rush for 295 yards and five touchdowns in leading Nevis to a 42-26 9-man football victory over Onamia Friday night.
Miller’s 5-yard TD run in the first quarter, Courtland Chase’s fumble recovery for a touchdown and Hitchcock’s 20-yard run gave the Tigers a 20-6 lead in the second quarter.
Onamia scored three times before halftime to build a 26-20 lead before the Tigers rallied.
Hitchcock recorded a safety and followed with a 15-yard TD run as Nevis carried a 28-26 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Miller’s 2-yard TD run and Hitchcock’s 9-yard TD run sealed the win.
Miller rushed 20 times for 169 yards and Hitchcock had 18 carries for 126 yards to lead Nevis’ offense.
Defensively, Michael Tranby had seven solo tackles while Gavin Becker and Jordan Spenst made six solo tackles each as the Tigers improved to 5-2 on the season.
Onamia 6 20 0 0…26
Nevis 8 12 8 14…42
N–Miller 5 run (G. Becker run)
O–Cook 5 run (PAT failed)
N–C. Chase fumble recovery (PAT failed)
N–Hitchcock 20 run (PAT failed)
O–Achermann 30 pass from Vensel-Hein (Cook run)
O–Strelow 5 run (PAT failed)
O–Cook 5 pass from Vensel-Hein (PAT failed)
N–Hitchcock 15 run (PAT failed)
N–Miller 2 run (A. Becker run)
N–Hitchcock 9 run (PAT failed)
NEVIS OFFENSIVE STATISTICS
RUSHING: Miller 20-169, Hitchcock 18-126, G Becker 7-38, A. Becker 9-36, Spenst 1-9.
PASSING: A. Becker 2-7-0 for 18 yards.
RECEIVING: Hitchcock 1-12, G. Chase 1-6.
NEVIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
SOLO TACKLES: Tranby 7, G. Becker 6, Spenst 6, Miller 5, C. Chase 4, Babler 4, A. Becker 3, Huckbody 3, Hitchcock 2, Darchuk 1.
ASSISTED TACKLES: Miller 3, C. Chase 2, Spenst 2, Tranby 2, A. Becker 1, G. Becker 1, Hitchcock 1, Godwin 1, DeWulf 1, Huckbody 1.
QUARTERBACK SACKS: C. Chase 1, Tranby 1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Miller 1.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES: C. Chase 1.