Tigers control Onamia, move up in poll
Another strong start led the Nevis football team to another impressive win last Friday night.
The Tigers built a 26-0 lead en route to a 38-22 victory at Onamia in a battle of undefeated and rated 9-man teams.
Nevis, which entered the state poll at the No. 9 spot last week, moved up to the No. 5 spot this week after defeating Onamia, which fell from the state rankings after being rated No. 11 last week. Both teams entered this Great Northern Conference game with 6-0 records.
Collin Huckbody's 5-yard TD run, Austin Becker's 97-yard TD run and Huckbody's 30-yard TD pass to Taylor Chase gave the Tigers a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.
Huckbody had TD runs of 10 yards and 1 yard in the second quarter as the Tigers carried a 32-8 lead into the half.
A 27-yard TD pass from Huckbody to Chase in the third quarter ended the scoring for Nevis, which carried a 38-16 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Tigers finished with 459 yards in total offense with Huckbody rushing 26 times for 135 yards and completing 7 of 13 passes for 152 yards. Robbie Hine rushed nine times for 52 yards while Chase caught three passes for 73 yards.
Defensively, Huckbody led the way with 13 tackles, including 10 solo tackles. Hine was in on 10 tackles while Gerald Beckerleg made nine tackles.
Nevis 20 12 6 0.....38
Onamia 0 8 8 6.....22
N-C. Huckbody 5 run (PAT failed)
N-A. Becker 97 run (PAT failed)
N-T. Chase 30 pass from C. Huckbody (Hine run)
N-C. Huckbody 10 run (PAT failed)
N-C. Huckbody 1 run (PAT failed)
N-T. Chase 27 pass from C. Huckbody (PAT failed)
NEVIS OFFENSIVE STATISTICS
RUSHING: C. Huckbody 26-135, A. Becker 1-97, Hine 9-52, Hitchcock 9-23.
PASSING: C. Huckbody 7-13-0 for 152 yards.
RECEIVING: T. Chase 3-73, G. Becker 2-26, Beckerleg 1-25, Hine 1-8.
NEVIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
SOLO TACKLES: C. Huckbody 10, Hine 7, Beckerleg 6, S. Huckbody 4, A. Becker 2, Halik 2, Dudley 2, T. Chase 2, Babler 2, Keranen 2, C. Chase 1, Miller 1, Hitchcock 1, Feder 1.
ASSISTED TACKLES: C. Huckbody 3, Beckerleg 3, Hine 3, T. Chase 2, A. Becker 1, C. Chase 1, Miller 1, Dudley 1, Keranen 1, S. Huckbody 1.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES: C. Chase 1.