ELGIN — Friday night’s football game featured two ‘streakers.’ The Wolfpack kept their winning ‘streak’ alive with a 72 to 26 victory. Their opponent, Neligh-Oakdale, saw their winless ‘streak’ continue as they ended the season 0-8.
In a battle of two teams heading in opposite directions, the Wolfpack coaching staff had much to be proud of and some areas they need to improve on as they head into the state playoffs with a home game Thursday against Franklin.
The offense is in fine shape. They racked up 58 first half points. The starting defense played well too, not surrendering any points to the Warriors. Special teams may need to be cleaned up as the Warriors returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Overall, it was another impressive effort for Coach Carlie Wells’ troops.
The Wolfpack, for the second straight week, started the game with a turnover. That would be the only blemish for the offense in the first half. After the defense forced a three-and-out, the Wolfpack drove 65 yards for their first touchdown. Levi Kerkman ripped off a 37-yard run to highlight the drive. Blake Anderson got the touchdown on a one-yard run. Quarterback Ross Schindler then connected with Andrew Heithoff for the two-point conversion at the 7:38 mark in the first quarter.
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