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Pirates ‘solid' in beating RV

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Galva-Holstein's Jared Schlinz (17) picks off a River Valley pass intended for Anthony Volkert (83) during the Class A District football game on Oct. 19th in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein football coach Butch Faulkenberry termed his team's effort against River Valley in October 19's District 1, Class A football game a "solid game by all who played."

The Pirates scored in each quarter in topping the Wolverines 37-0. Faulkenberry said Taylor Ness did a "nice job up front on defense;" Jared Schlinz had two interceptions and a "solid performance;" and, said the coach, the offensive line blocked well, enabling all three running backs to experience success running the ball.

Individually on defense in addition to Schlinz' two interceptions, Tanner Gebers and John Forristal also pilfered one Wolverine aerial apiece. Ben Andresen had seven solo tackles and assisted on another, Mark Cronin had six solos and assisted on four others, and Justin Ridder had five solo stops and two assists.

On the offensive side of the ball, Sam Radke ran for 79 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns, Tanner Gebers carried 17 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns, and Adam Parker ran six times for 56 yards and one touchdown, as G-H outgained River Valley from scrimmage, 223-109 yards.

River Valley's Ethan Byers just misses blocking the punt by Galva-Holstein's Kyle Yearous in Class A District football action Friday in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
RV Coach Kent Bass said, "Turnovers and field position were the deciding factors in Friday night's game, and we lost in both categories."

Individually for the Wolverines, Tyrel McCrea led the running attack with 48 yards gained on 12 carries, and Pat brinkman had 24 yards on nine carries. Zach Hullinger completed seven of 16 pass attempts for 56 yards, but was intercepted four times. Austin Hansen caught one pass for 30 yards and Anthony Volkert had two receptions for 22 yards.

The defense was led by Brinkman with eight tackles, including six solo stops. Taylor Georgopoulos had five solo tackles, Austin Hawkins four solos and two assists, Ethan Byers four solos and one assist, and Brad Yaremko four solo tackles.

Galva-Holstein now holds a 5-2 district mark and River Valley is 1-6.

Faukenberry said the Pirates are "looking to West Monona (in Onawa) to close out the season" (on Oct. 26). River Valley will close out their season against Kingsley-Pierson at Correctionville on the same night.

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