Win gives WC leg up in district race
HOLSTEIN - A 15-point fourth quarter boosted undefeated Woodbury Central to a 21-14 win over previously undefeated Galva-Holstein in a classic Class A district football battle here Friday night.
The deciding fourth-quarter points for the Wildcats came on a one-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Rogers and a two-point conversion run by Rogers, and a two-yard TD run by Josiah Sweers, with Rogers adding the PAT kick.
Galva-Holstein led 7-0 after the first quarter on a 57-yard TD run by Bryce Dean, with Michael Bawdon adding the PAT kick. The Pirates scored again in the third period on a one-yard run by Dean and a Bawdon PAT kick.
Dean led the potent G-H ground game with 22 carries for 122 yards and two TDs, while Aaron Drury rushed 11 times for 62 yards. Pirate QB Elijah Miller was 0-7 passing, with two interceptions.
Defensively, Austin Todd led G-H with 11 tackles, followed by Adam Dreeszen with eight, and Daniel Borchers with five.
"They made plays when then needed to and we didn't. That was the difference in the game," said G-H coach Brad Knight. "Defensively, we played well against a very good team. Offensively, we need to get some consistency. We can't afford to beat ourselves with turnovers and penalties.
"Our backs are against the wall now. We'll have to see what we are made of during the next four weeks. We all need to do a better job, coaches and players included. We can sit and pout or we can get back to work and improve. How we respond by the loss will determine the success or failure of this team."
The 4-1 Pirates play at Le Mars Gehlen Friday night.