TEUTONS EARN FIRST WIN!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
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REMINGTON – For the third game in a row the Inman High football team found themselves in a close game, this time they made the plays, they scored when they needed to and they won for the first time of the 2019 season by scoring a 15-7 road victory over Remington on Friday.
Neither team found the end zone in the first quarter, but the Teutons went into the half with a 7-0 advantage after Jace Doerksen connected with Kendyn Blank for a 25-yard scoring pass in the second quarter and Carter Brown kicked the extra point.
Remington tied the game when they picked up an Inman fumble and rumbled into the end zone from 55 yards out, knotting up the game at 7-7 going into the final stanza. When Doerksen guided the Teutons down field and then plunged in from the one, they made the choice to hammer in a two-point conversion and after Doerksen did just that, the Teutons then had their final 15-7 victory.
“We finally played like the more physical team we are,” noted Teuton Head Coach Lance Sawyer. “We hit well, tackled well, and actually opened up holes for our running backs to run through. We controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and I am so proud of how our guys came out and played. It felt great to get that first win, I felt like we took a huge step forward this game.”
While Doerksen had a hand on both touchdowns, it was Carter Brown who was the offensive workhorse as he carried the ball 23 times for 132 yards, while Kolby Blank added another 47 yards on the ground for Inman. Doerksen gained nine-yard rushing but also threw for 48.
When talking offense, Coach Sawyer added, “I thought our offensive line played really well. Christian (Winsky), Dairien (Dawes), Thomas (Evans), Jacob (Koop), and Cole (Hase) finally meshed as a group and opened up holes for our backs. Carter (Brown) played phenomenal as he hit holes hard and ran through tacklers. When we really needed a drive, he stepped up and led us down the field for the game winning touchdown.”
Brown was also the leader on the Teuton defense as he was credited with 7.5 tackles, including five solo plus one for a loss of yardage. Doerksen also had 7.5 tackles and one for a loss, while Darien Dawes recorded six tackles and Kyler Konrade had five.
“Overall we played really well on defense,” said Coach Sawyer as he concluded his post-game reflections. “We were able to contain their top runner inside and until the last drive we held him in check. Jace (Doerksen) really played well from the safety position. It was the hardest hitting game yet. We still have a lot to clean up on our offense, but this was a huge win for our team.”
Next up for the Teutons will be next Friday when they travel to Marion. Marion is also 1-2 on the season and will be coming off a big 22-0 win over Douglass.
INMAN VS. REMINGTON:
Inman 0 7 0 8 = 15
Remington 0 0 7 0 = 7
TEUTONS – Jace Doerksen to Kendyn Blank 25-yards (Carter Brown Kick) 7-0
Remington – 55-yard fumble recovery return (Kick Good) 7-7
TEUTONS – Doerksen on a 1-yard run (Doerksen runs for 2-point conversion) 15-7
First Downs 15 12
Total Yards Offense (Plays-Yds) 56-245 51-205
Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Int) 4-8-48-0 5-12-47
Rushing (Atts-Yds) 42-197 39-158
Fumbles lost 1 2
Penalties 6-85 4-47
Time of Possession
TEUTON INDIVIDUAL STATS:
Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Carter Brown 23-132-0; Kolby Blank 6-47-0; Jace Doerksen 9-11-1; Kyler Konrade 2-9-0; Justin Schroeder 1-(-2)-0; Team 1-1-0
Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Jace Doerksen 4-8-48-1-0
Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Kendyn Blank 1-25-1; Justin Schroeder 1-12-0; Derrick Johnson 10-7; Mason Carter 1-4
Defense (Tkle-Solo-Assist-Sacks-TFL): Carter Brown 7.5-5-5-.5-1; Jace Doerksen 7.5-4-7-0-1; Darien Dawes 6-2-8-0-1; Kyler Konrade 5-3-4-0-0; Kendyn Blank 3-3-0-0-0; Grant Thimmesch 3-1-4-0-0; Mason Carter 3-2-2-.5-1; Nate Shober 3.5-2-3-0-0; Justin Schroeder 3-0-6-.5-0; Sam Kleinherenbrink 2-2-0-0-0; Derick Johnson 2.5-2-1-0-0; Kolby Blank 1-1-0-0-0; Jacob Koop 1-1-0-0-0; Cole Hase .5-0-1-0-.5; Christian Winskiy .5-0-1-0-0
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