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Knights Put Up 57 Points in Shutout of Wadena-Deer Creek

By Craig Olson, 09/07/19, 12:15AM CDT


For the second straight week the West Central Area/Ashby Knights played a nearly flawless football game, following up their 62-0 win over Thief River Falls in week one, with a 57-0 over Wadena-Deer Creek in week two.


The Knights had 359 yards of total offense, 308 on the ground, while the Wolverines had just 88 yards of offense.

A ten-play, 73-yard scoring drive ended when Jordan Lohse ran the ball into the end zone form 13 yards out with 6:48 to play in the first quarter.  Jaden Norby added the two-point conversion run and the Knights took an 8-0 lead.  Norby then scored on a 30 yard run, set up by a fumble recovery in WDC territory.  The two-point conversion pass from Norby to Gage Staples was good and it was 16-0.  Lohse then returned a punt 88 yards for a TD with 2:08 left in the opening quarter, putting the score at 22-0.

In the second quarter Norby scored on a 19 yard run and a 10 yard run.  He also connected with Gage Staples on a 40 yard pass play, which was followed by an extra point kick by JJ Sabolik which put the score at 41-0.

In the third quarter, Braden Overson ran the ball in from 5 yards out and then scored the two-point conversion.

A fourth quarter touchdown run by Evan Paulson and a two-point conversion pass from Cole Anderson to Ryder Staples put the final score at 57-0.

Norby ran for 110 yards on 9 carries and completed 1-of-3 passes for 40 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Lohse picked off a pass and Austin Mattson recorded a quarterback sack.  Anthony Sykora was the leading tackler for the Knights with 3.5.  Norby, Kade Olson and Colton Lindquist each had 3 tackles.

The Knights (2-0) will travel to Crookston for a game next Friday.