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Rushing attack leads Tigers to 42-14 win over Mustangs

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Nevis compiled 527 yards in offense, including 336 on the ground, in defeating Kelliher-Northome 42-14 in a battle of undefeated Great Northern Conference 9-man football teams Friday night.

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Collin Huckbody scored the Tigers' first three touchdowns on runs of 36, 2 and 2 yards to give Nevis a 22-0 lead at the half.

Robbie Hine scored on a 62-yard run in the third quarter and followed with an 8-yad TD run in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 36-0.

Kiefer Miller's 40-yard TD run concluded the scoring for the Tigers.

Huckbody led the offense by rushing 14 times for 165 yards and completing 7 of 9 passes for 191 yards. Hine finished with 96 yards on 11 carries and Miller had 44 yards on four carries. Gerald Beckerleg caught four passes for 106 yards and Courtland Chase added a 59-yard reception.

Hine led the defense with 10 solo tackles while Jake Keranen had six solo tackles and Beckerleg made five solo tackles.

The win lifted Nevis to 4-0 on the season while the Mustangs fell to 1-3.

Nevis 16 6 6 14......42

Kelliher 0 0 0 14......14

NEVIS SCORING

N-Huckbody 36 run (Hine run)

N-Huckbody 2 run (Hine run)

N-Huckbody 2 run (PAT failed)

N-Hine 62 run (PAT failed)

N-Hine 8 run (Hitchcock run)

N-Miller 40 run (PAT failed)

NEVIS OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

RUSHING: C. Huckbody 14-165, Hine 11-96, Miller 4-44, Hitchcock 4-15, Feder 2-10, A. Becker 1-6.

PASSING: C. Huckbody 7-9-0 for 191 yards; Hine 0-1-0 for 0 yards.

RECEIVING: Beckerleg 4-106, C. Chase 1-59, T. Chase 2-26.

NEVIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

SOLO TACKLES: Hine 10, Keranen 6, Beckerleg 5, C. Huckbody 4, Dudley 3, A. Becker 2, C. Chase 2, G. Becker 2, T. Chase 2, Babler 2, Spenst 1, Hitchcock 1, Alwin 1.

ASSISTED TACKLES: Spenst 3, Halik 3, , S. Huckbody 3, A. Becker 2, Dudley 2, Mastley 2, Beckerleg 2, C. Chase 1, C. Huckbody 1, Hitchcock 1, Hine 1, Babler 1, Alwin 1, Tranby 1.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES: A. Becker 1.

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