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Pirates roll 54-14 over Westwood

Monday, September 25, 2006

SLOAN - The Galva-Holstein Pirates continued to roll through an unbeaten season Friday night as they beat the Westwood Rebels in Class A District action at Sloan Friday night.

Taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, and up 34-0 at the half, Coach Brad Knight's team piled up 338 yards on the ground, as they moved towards a big showdown Friday night at Holstein against Woodbury Central, also unbeaten.

Coach Knight said "We were the dominant physical team Friday night. Even minus a key starter (running back Aaron Drury), we played well. Offensively, we blocked well, defensively ,we tackled well. There are still some things we can get better at - we need a good week."

Bryce Dean
Galva-Holstein's running attack was led by Adrian Tracy, with 11 rushes for 102 yards, and Bryce Dean, who had 10 attempts for 94 yards. Sam Radke ran just twice, but those two runs were good for 78 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Daniel Borchers
The Pirates' quarterback Elijah Miller only threw three passes in the game, completing one of them, for two yards - and a first quarter touchdown - to Ben Andresen.

The Pirate defense was led by Daniel Borchers and Kyle Yearous with 10 tackles apiece, and Austin Todd, with nine, Dean and Ben Andresen with eight apiece, contributed greatly also.

Pirate QB Elijah Miller
Tracy and Elijah Miller both intercepted Rebel passes, with Tracy returning his interception 43 yards and Miller, 40 yards. Elijah also returned a kickoff 85 yards for the final Galva-Holstein touchdown, in the third quarter.

Looking to this week's game, Coach Knight said "Woodbury Central is big and physical. They are well-coached, and have very good athletes. We will have our hands full, and (it will be) a great challenge for us at this point in time in the season."

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