ORCHARD — Six takeaways by the Wolfpack set the stage for a 52 to 24 victory Friday night over Clearwater/Orchard.
The rout, coming on Homecoming Night for the Cyclones, marked the Wolfpack’s first victory of the season and it came in convincing fashion.
“We kept driving, kept pushing. I’ve told the kids since that first week, these three yard plays are going to turn into four, turn into five and then before you know it they’re gonna turn into something else,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said.
EPPJ safety Seth Schumacher intercepted the Cyclones on their first three possessions, setting up three Wolfpack touchdowns. Schumacher would later add a third interception, setting a Wolfpack record for most interceptions in one game.
The Wolfpack got on the scoreboard when fullback Kyle Kallhoff plunged into the endzone from a yard out, capping a 40-yard drive in nine plays. After Schumacher’s second interception put the ball on the Cyclones’ 12-yard line, the Wolfpack needed just three plays to score as Schumacher reached the endzone on a quarterback keeper from three yards out.
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