MOVILLE - Galva-Holstein ventured into Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on Sept. 28, and it wasn't such a beautiful day.
Woodbury Central quarterback Jeremy Rogers completed 9 of 16 pass attempts for 192 yards and G-H coach Butch Faulkenberry said "Hats off to Rogers. He had a terrific game.We just couldn't stop them."
On the positive side, Faulkenberry said "Our defense played real tough against the run. Offensively, we moved the ball well with (Tanner) Gebers, but had difficulty throwing the ball."
Faulkenberry said Gebers had an "outstanding game, his best game of the year." The workhorse senior running back ran for 104 yards on 26 carries and scored the lone Pirate touchdown, in the second quarter. Gebers also led the team on defense with seven unassisted tackles and one assist. Ben Andresen and Adam Dreeszen were also big on defense.
Sam Radke scored the two-point conversion, and had 18 yards rushing on seven carries; Adam Parker carried 10 times for 52 yards; and John Forristal completed 3 of 12 passes for 48 yards and had two of his attempts intercepted.
"We had opportunities to stay with Woodbury," concluded Faulkenberry, "but hurt ourselves with penalties, and didn't take advantage of their mistakes."
Galva-Holstein will play Gehlen Catholic at Holstein in Friday's Homecoming game.