Big plays spark Tigers’ 50-10 victory over Bears
Nevis' offense compiles 508 yards in 9-man football road win
Luke DeWulf scored three times on big plays in the first half in leading the Nevis football team to a 50-10 Section 6 9-man victory at Clearbrook-Gonvick on Friday, Sept. 20.
The Tigers scored on their first three possessions in building a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.
After recovering an onside kick, Nevis marched 50 yards in four plays to take an 8-0 lead. DeWulf’s 13-yard reception set up a 30-yard touchdown pass from Derek Lindow to Logan Funk. DeWulf caught the conversion as Nevis opened the scoring at the 10:37 mark.
Nevis’ defense forced a punt and the Tigers took over at midfield. A pass interference call on fourth-and-7 and a 13-yard reception by Ethan Klimek set up a 13-yard pass from Lindow to Klimek. That seven-play drive gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead with 7:15 remaining in the first quarter.
Jonny Hamnes’ 36-yard reception drove the Bears to the Nevis 31, but that drive stalled. On the next play, DeWulf broke free for a 74-yard TD run to extend the lead to 20-0 at the 3:23 mark.
C-G was forced to punt again and the Tigers put together an 11-play drive as Cain Mitchell’s 52-yard catch and DeWulf’s 6-yard run on fourth-and-4 set up a first-and-goal at the 6. The Bears’ defense held and C-G took over at the 3.
On the next play, Reese Kline intercepted a pass as Nevis took over at the C-G 5. A 5-yard TD pass from Lindow to Mitchell and Mitchell’s conversion catch made it 28-0 with 8:35 remaining in the first half.
The Bears were forced to punt again, which set up 65-yard TD pass from Lindow to DeWulf for a 34-0 advantage at the 6:15 mark.
After forcing another C-G punt, DeWulf broke free for a 57-yard TD run on Nevis’ first play from scrimmage and Kolby Hamblin caught the conversion pass as the Tigers carried a 42-0 lead into the intermission.
Nevis opened the second half with a quick two-play, 59-yard scoring drive. Mitchell’s 23-yard kickoff return and DeWulf’s 28-yard run started the drive. A holding penalty on DeWulf’s run gave Nevis a first-and-10 at the C-G 40. Ian Ahrendt scampered for a 40-yard TD run and Hamblin caught the conversion as the Tigers led 50-0 with 11:26 to go in the third quarter.
Nevis regained possession at its own 2 when the Bears recorded a safety with 7:23 to play in the third quarter. C-G concluded the scoring on Jesse Bjerke’s 7-yard TD run and Hammer’s conversion with 59 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
The Tigers lost possession with 8:05 to play before running out the final 5:20 with the aid of a 47-yard reception by Jon Rice.
Nevis compiled 508 yards in offense with Lindow completing 11 of 22 passes for 200 yards and DeWulf rushing six times for 171 yards. Ahrendt added 45 yards on two carries while DeWulf had 81 yards on three receptions and Mitchell had 60 yards on three catches.
Defensively, the Tigers forced five turnovers with Ahrendt leading the way with eight tackles and Hamblin recording five solo tackles.
Nevis improved to 2-1 in section games and 2-2 overall while C-G fell to 0-3 against section opponents and 0-4 overall.
The Tigers travel to Ulen to play Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in another section game this Friday night (Sept. 27). Kickoff is set for a 7 p.m.
Nevis 20 22 8 0...50
Clearbrook-Gonvick 0 0 10 0
N-Funk 30 pass from Lindow (DeWulf pass from Lindow)
N-Klimek 13 pass from Lindow (run failed)
N-DeWulf 74 run (run failed)
N-Mitchell 5 pass from Lindow (Mitchell pass from Lindow)
N-DeWulf 65 pass from Lindow (kick failed)
N-DeWulf 57 run (Hamblin pass from Lindow)
N-Ahrendt 40 run (Hamblin pass from Lindow)
CG-Bjerke 7 run (Hammer run)
RUSHING. Nevis: DeWulf 6-171, Ahrendt 2-45, LIndow 5-20, Kline 5-12, Lewis 9-9, Rice 1-5, Funk 1-1, Klimek 2-1, Arola-Johnson 4-1. C-G: Hammer 6-62, Hamnes 10-40, Shultz 9-34.
PASSING. Nevis: Lindow 11-22-0 for 200 yards; Klimek 2-3-0 for 43 yards. C-G: Shultz 1-6-1 for 36 yards; Hammer 1-1-0 for 2 yards.
RECEIVING. Nevis: DeWulf 3-81, Mitchell 3-60, Klimek 2-23, Hamblin 2-6, Rice 1-47, Funk 1-30, Lewis 1-(-4). C-G: Hamnes 2-38.
NEVIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
SOLO TACKLES: Ahrendt 6, Hamblin 5, Henry 3, Pyburn 3, Johnson 3, Keiser 3, Funk 2, Mitchell 2, Lewis 2, DeWulf 1, Kline 1, Keezer 1, Thompson 1, Riehle 1.
ASSISTED TACKLES: Mitchell 2, Ahrendt 2, Kline 2, Johnson 2, Rice 1, DeWulf 1, Pyburn 1, Lewis 1, Keezer 1, Keiser 1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Kline 1.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES: Rice 1, Henry 1, Thompson 1, Rypkema 1.
DeWulf, Mitchell spark Tigers’ win over Laporte
DeWulf scored four touchdowns and Mitchell scored a pair of touchdowns in leading Nevis to a 56-0 win over Laporte on Sept. 13.