River Valley's Ethan Byers (32) finds the hole for a sizeable gain during the Wolverines' football game against Lawton-Bronson Friday night. Teammate Zach Hulliger (15) blocks for Byers on the play. Photo by Reta Todd
Eagles' Lakes scores six times
LAWTON - Despite a valiant effort, the River Valley Wolverines could not slow down the powerful Lawton-Bronson juggernaut in football action here Friday.
The undefeated and sixth-ranked Eagles rolled to a 76-20 win over River Valley coach Kent Bass' outmanned troops.
River Valley's Anthony Volkert goes up over the Lawton-Bronson defender to grab one of his four receptions Friday night. Photo by Reta Todd.
Wolverines' quarterback Zach Hullinger completed 11 of 15 passes for two touchdowns and one interception, and was even on the receiving end of a 20-yard pass from running back Samuel Lundt, as the Wolverines totaled 385 yards in total offense - 184 on the ground and 201 passing. Ethan Byers ran for 54 yards on nine carries to lead the RV ground assault, and Chance Cullen added 46 yards on 10 carries. Tyrel McCrea also rushed for 46 yards on only four carries. Anthony Volkert's four receptions for 69 yards led RV receivers. McCrea had two receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown, and Austin Hansen 's one reception produced a 15-yard touchdown. On defense, Pat Brinkman, Ethan Byers and Chance Cullen led the Wolverines with three unassisted tackles each.
LB rushed for 406 yards,and the Eagles' Brady Lakes scored six touchdowns - three rushing, one receiving, and two on punt returns.
RV coach Kent Bass said, "We just couldn't physically match up at any position. It's hard to compete against a team that fast and that physical."
On the other hand, Bass said, "I was very proud of the way we moved the ball against the #6 team in the state. This was by far the most yards and most points they've given up. There are definitely some positives to take away from this game."
River Valley is now 1-4 on the season and plays at A-H-S-T (Avoca) on Friday.
Lawton-Bronson's record is now a spotless 5-0.