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Tigers stay undefeated with win at McGregor

Collin Huckbody threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another as the Nevis football team closed out an undefeated regular season with a 47-20 Great Northern Conference win at McGregor last Wednesday night.

Huckbody hit Courtland Chase on a 9-yard TD pass 56 seconds into the game and found Gerald Beckerleg on a 38-yard TD pass with 8:03 to play in the first quarter. A 10-yard TD run by Robbie Hine at the 1:05 mark gave the Tigers a 20-0 lead.

After McGregor scored on Tim Tierney's 1-yard TD run with 9:55 to play in the first half, Hine scored on a 15-yard run at the 5:32 mark for a 27-6 lead. Andrew DeMenge's 49-yard TD run pulled McGregor to within 27-14 at the 4:06 mark before the Tigers carried a 34-14 lead into the half on Huckbody's 10-yard TD pass to Hine at the 1:36 mark.

Tierney's 5-yard run with 6:20 to play in the third quarter pulled McGregor to within 34-20, but Huckbody's 25-yard pass to Hine at the 1:17 mark of the third quarter and Huckbody's 1-yard TD run with 8:05 to play sealed the win.

Huckbody rushed 13 times for 173 yards and completed 13 of 19 passes for another 260 yards as the Tigers compiled 569 yards in offense. Hine gained 62 yards on nine carries while Gavin Hitchcock had six carries for 46 yards. Beckerleg caught three passes for 106 yards and Hine had three receptions for 63 yards.

Beckerleg made 16 solo tackles while Chase and Jake Keranen had six solo tackles each as the Tigers posted their first 8-0 finish during the regular season since 1981.

Tierney rushed 29 times for 157 yards and DeMenge rushed eight times for 104 yards to lead McGregor, which fell to 3-5 on the season despite compiling 335 yards on the ground.

Nevis 20 14 6 7..........47

McGregor 0 14 6 0........20


N-C. Chase 9 pass from C. Huckbody (kick failed)

N-Beckerleg 38 pass from C. Huckbody (Miller kick)

N-Hine 10 run (Miller kick)

M-Tierney 1 run (run failed)

N-Hine 15 run (Miller kick)

M-DeMenge 49 run (Anderson run)

N-Hine 10 pass from C. Huckbody (Miller kick)

M-Tierney 5 run (run failed)

N-Hine 25 pass from C. Huckbody (kick failed)

N-C. Huckbody 1 run (Miller kick)


RUSHING. McGregor: Tierney 29-157, DeMenge 8-104, Anderson 12-48. Nevis: C. Huckbody 13-173, Hine 9-62, Hitchcock 6-46, Miller 3-31, A. Becker 4-4, Feder 1-(-7).

PASSING. McGregor: Moore 0-1-0 for 0 yards; Anderson 0-1-0 for 0 yards. Nevis: C. Huckbody 13-19-0 for 260 yards.

RECEIVING. Nevis: Beckerleg 3-106, Hine 3-63, T. Chase 2-45, G. Becker 4-37, C. Chase 1-9.


SOLO TACKLES: Beckerleg 16, C. Chase 6, Keranen 6, A. Becker 5, C. Huckbody 5, T. Chase 5, Babler 4, S. Huckbody 2, Miller 1, Spenst 1, Hitchcock 1, Dudley 1, Godwin 1, Hine 1, Alwin 1, Feder 1, Tranby 1.

ASSISTED TACKLES: Hine 4, Keranen 4, C. Huckbody 3, C. Chase 2, Hitchcock 2, Beckerleg 2, A. Becker 1, T. Chase 1, Mastley 1, S. Huckbody 1.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES: Dudley 2, Keranen 1.