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Warriors lose football finale, 35-0

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alta-Aurelia defender Garrett VanHouten, lower right, tackles the ball carrier as teammates Taylor Stevicks (31), Santiago Razo (55), and Shawn Rowell (32) pursue the play during recent football action in Alta. Photo by Sue Stevicks
SIBLEY - The Alta-Aurelia football team finished their season here on Friday, falling to Division rival Sibley-Ocheydan, 35-0. The Generals (4-5) held the Warriors to just 46 yards in total offense on their way to an easy win. The Warriors (1-9) ended their season on a 8 game losing streak, and were winless in their division.

Jalen Henningsen led the Warriors in rushing with 25 yards on 10 carries, and Garrett VanHouten added 24 on 9 carries. Quarterback Joe Napierala completed 2 of 4 pass attempts - both to Henningsen - for 13 yards.

Ross Parcel and Manuel Murillo each had seven tackles to lead the Warriors' defensive effort, and Spencer Bezoni and Santiago Razo both recovered fumbles (Razo had 2). Sibley-O exhibited a good passing game, as sophomore QB Owen Wiese completed 9 of his 15 pass attempts for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did not have any pass attempts intercepted. Wiese also led the Generals on the ground with

55 yards on 9 carries, and he scored an 8 yard touchdown. Ethan Stofferan had 58 yards on 10 carries and also competed 1 of 2 pass attempts for 16 yards. The Generals' ten pass receptions were made by seven different players.

The Warriors' Jalen Henningsen finished his senior season with 1,230 yards rushing on 162 carries for a 7.6 yards per carry average, and he scored 9 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 17 passes for 157 yards, but did not have any touchdown receptions. Henningsen also scored one touchdown on a 65 yard return of one of the five passes he intercepted this season.

Junior Garrett VanHouten was second on the A-A team in rushing this season, gaining 567 yards on 107 attempts with six touchdowns. Van Houten also led the team in tackles with 104, including 8 quarterback sacks. Ross Parcel had 101 stops. Although Henningsen led the team in receptions, Alex Stephan averaged 26.3 yards on his six receptions, half of which he converted into touchdowns.

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