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SOS falls 9-6 to West Sioux

Thursday, September 25, 2008

South O'Brien's Mike Faust hauls down a West Sioux runner during the Sept. 19th contest in Paullina. Photo by Sarah Gengler.
PAULLINA - South O'Brien battled West Sioux to the wire in a tense Homecoming game here on Sept. 19, only to fall 9-6 in the defensive-minded contest.

The stiff Wolverines defense limited the Falcons to 198 yards of total offense, with Pete Mathews leading the way with 13 solo tackles and three assists. Mike Faust contributed seven solos and eight assists, while Jarod Syndegaard had seven and four, Taylor Schroeder five and four, Dane Christensen four and three, Andrew Koehlmoos four and three, Austin Richter four and three, and Grant Hibbing three and four.

West Sioux led 9-0 at halftime after a first-quarter field goal and a seven-yard touchdown run at the end of the first half.

South O'Brien's Taylor Schroeder races downfield with the ball while a host of West Sioux defenders give chase during the Wolverines district football win in Paullina. Photo by Sarah Gengler.
The Wolverines scored a touchdown in the third quarter after a 57-yard punt by Ryan Brasser pinned the Falcons deep in their own territory and the SOS defense held to get the ball back on offense. Mike Faust culminated that drive with a seven-yard TD run, but was stopped just short on the two-point conversion run to set up the final 9-6 score.

SOS rushed for 181 yards in the game, with Taylor Schroeder carrying the ball six times for 62 yards, and Faust 10 hauls for 44 yards.

"All week long we worked on drive blocking up front and (linemen) Andrew VanBeek, Nick Massmann, Pete Mathews, Cody Rehder, and Grant Hibbing showed that the work is paying off," said first-year S head coach Mark Fuhrman.

"We fumbled the snap four times and have to get that worked out. It just kills a drive. But we are improving," added Fuhrman of his youthful squad with only five seniors on board.

SOS travels to Albert City on Sept. 26 to play Sioux Central. Game time is 7 p.m.

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