Wolfpack Defeat Spartans 38 to 8

ELGIN — On a rainy night in Nebraska, they played a football game at Elgin Field. Final score Wolfpack 38, Boyd County 8.
Just another football game? Hardly.
The Wolfpack, by virtue of the victory, gained the sixth seed in the West Division for the Class D1 State Football Playoffs which begin Thursday.
Rain fell throughout the game, but that didn’t stop the Wolfpack from pounding the ‘rock’ at the Spartans.
EPPJ got on the scoreboard first. They took the opening kickoff and went 65 yards to score in 10 plays, all on the ground. Senior Andrew Fangman’s first carry of the game was a big one as he went 30 yards into Spartans territory. He would then cap off the drive with a three-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal.
The Wolfpack defense then set the tone for the night by forcing the Spartans into a three-and-out.
The Spartans’ showed no signs of life till late in the game when EPPJ Coach Randy Eisenhauer replaced the starters with reserves.
The Wolfpack’s second drive of the game also found paydirt. Blocks from Scott Moser, Miles Schrage and Alois Warner opened up a hole which Fangman skirted through for 23 yards.
After a quarterback keeper by Seth Schumacher gained 12 more yards, Fangman finished off the drive two plays later with a six-yard run up the middle of the Spartans’ defense.
Fangman added another touchdown before halftime on a two-yard run as the Wolfpack led 22 to 0. The Spartans made one last charge towards the endzone. However, the drive was stopped on the Wolfpack’s five-yard line when Kyle Kallhoff teamed up with Fangman to stop quarterback Clay Hansen on fourth down.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review