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A-A boys handle MVAO, 32-17

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Alta-Aurelia's Jalen Henningsen (21) heads for the outside to follow the blocking of Spencer Bezoni (52) and Kevin Hernandez (56) at Akron-Westfield recently. Henningsen ran for 165 yards in Friday's game against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto. Photo by Sue Stevicks [Order this photo]
MAPLETON - Jalen Henningsen and Garrett Van Houten rushed for 282 yards and two touchdowns to lead Alta-Aurelia to a 32-17 victory over Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in non-District football action here Friday night.

Henningsen carried the ball 12 times for 165 yards, including a 60-yard TD scamper, and VanHouten rushed 11 times for 117 yards and a 59-yard TD run.

Manuel Murillo tallied two TDs on the ground for the Warriors, totaling 33 yards on seven hauls. Ross Parcel also got into the endzone for A-A on a 17-yard TD run.

All told, the Warriors rushed 47 times for 381 yards, with first-year quarterback Joe Napierala just 0-1 passing.

On the other side of the ball, the host Rams put the ball in the air, with QB Ryan Dougherty completing 21-30 passes for 295 yards and one interception. MVAO rushed 44 times for 168 yards, with Dougherty also leading that category with 21 carries for 117 yards and two TDs.

Rams kicker Cameron Sexton made a 33-yard field goal and was successful on both PAT kicks to account for the MVAO points.

Parcel paced the Warriors on defense with 14 tackles, followed by Alex Stephan 12, VanHouten 11, Murillo nine, Taylor Stevicks seven, Henningsen and Dylan Harms six apiece, and Steven Handwork five stops.

A-A (1-1) hosts Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove (2-0) in Aurelia Friday night.

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