A-W gets blasted!!

Posted October 2, 2013 at 5:00 am

By Hank Krause

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Chance Hoffman gains yardage for the Westerners agaisnt West Sioux.

The road to Hawarden to play the West Sioux Falcons is a short trip. However it was a long ride home. Playing on the Falcon’s Homecoming proved to be a complete disaster on Friday, September 27. The Westerners got beat in every way possible as the Falcons annihilated A-W 56-32.

Jesus Rivera had a career field day as he shredded the A-W defense. Rivera ran for 189 yards on 21 carries to lead to his six touchdowns. Justin Negaard had a hand in the fray as he ran the ball 19 times for 102 yards plus two touchdowns.

Rivera and Negaard averaged over seven yards a carry. It didn’t help as A-W displayed poor tackling as well as poor pursuit to the ball carriers.

WS took the early lead as the Falcons took the opening kick off then drove 60 yards on seven plays to take a seven-zip lead.

A-W actually led the game 8-7 as Cal Eskra picked a Falcon fumble and returned it 41 yards to score. Then came a play I’ll never understand. With the wind at A-W’s back, and early in the game, we tried a confusing on-side kick. The ball traveled one yard. WS used a 38 yard run to put the ball at the A-W three. WS scored and the rout was on.

The second quarter was an absolute disaster as WS scored five touchdowns in 12 minutes to give the Falcons a 42-8 lead at halftime.

A-W came back in the second half to make the score somewhat respectable.

Chance Hoffman ran six yards to score plus Cody Bosse ran in from 9 yards out later to make it 42-24. A-W scored one more time as Hoffman ran in from two yards out to close it to 42-32.

Rivera tallied twice later on runs of five and six yards to close it out.

To put it into perspective, it was a bad, bad night. The blocking was not good as A-W’s backs were getting hammered. On defense we just weren’t squaring up and there were way too many arm tackles.

Although Cody Bosse and Devon Myers were in on their share of the defensive stops, it was not a good night.

A-W 8-0-8-16-32

WS 7-35-0-14-56

A-W WS

19 First Down 12

47-179 Rush-Rushing 46-343

10-20-1 Passing 6-10-0

134 Passing Yds. 147

313 Total off. 490

3-1 Fumbles lost 2-1

5-24-6 Punting 3-40-7

8-73 Penalties 17-150

Scoring:

WS Rivera 1 yd. run PAT good

A-W Eskra 41 fumble rec. PAT good

WS Negaard 1 yd. run PAT good

WS Rivera 2 yd. run PAT good

WS Rivera 1 yd. run PAT good

WS Negaard 2 yd. run PAT good

A-W Hoffman 6 yd. run PAT good

A-W Bosse 9 yd. run PAT good

A-W Hoffman 2 yd. run PAT good

WS Rivera 5 yd. run PAT good

WS Rivera 6 yd. run PAT good

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