HOLSTEIN - Coach Brad Knight's Galva-Holstein Pirates took on the Lawton-Bronson Eagles in Friday night football action at Holstein.
Playing what the coach called his team's "best game to date defensively," Knight said "they are a good offensive team, and we stopped them cold."
Austin Todd made 11 stops to lead the G-H defense, Daniel Borchers added seven, and Tanner Gebers six.
After some early problems with the center/quarterback exchanges, the coach felt the offense played well, too.
The big win gives G-H a sparkling 6-1 record, while L-B falls to 5-2. The win keeps the Pirates on track for a possible state playoff berth, their lone setback to undefeated Class A district foe Woodbury Central two weeks ago.
Bryce Dean led the Pirates with an impressive 26 carry, 209-yard night running the ball, and Knight said, "Bryce Dean is running the ball very well right now, and everyone else is blocking well for him."
Dean scored all three Pirate touchdowns on runs of four, 72, and two yards in the first, third and fourth quarters, respectively.
Galva-Holstein totaled 302 yards on the ground on 58 rush attempts, and only six through the air, as quarterback Elijah Miller completed one pass out of four attempts.
This week the Pirates take on the tough River Valley Wolverines in a district match-up at Correctionville Friday night.
Knight said that "RV is improving offensively each week, and have been solid on 'D' almost all year. It won't be an easy game , for sure. We have to be ready to play!"