Football: Prairie Valley suffers first loss this season
A perfect 2-0 season went by the wayside as the Prairie Valley Nighthawks fell to Underwood 35-6 Friday night on Parents' Night.
"The Rockets dominated play on both sides of the ball," said Nighthawks head coach John Sieling. "Everything seemed to go the Rockets' way, including the weather.
"Rain and wind played a big factor as the Nighthawks needed to put the ball in the air to move it against the more aggressive Rockets. Some passes were off target and others were dropped.
"When the Nighthawks did manage a big play, a penalty usually brought it back. It was not a good night for this team."
Prairie Valley got its only touchdown on a 1-yard run from Kyle Schlosser.
"The defense made some fine plays over the course of the game, but gave up some critical fourth down plays and a few big plays," said Sieling.
Leading the defense were Tyler Schlosser with 18 tackles and Quentin Uran with 16.
Luke Mock had a quarterback sack and Logan Riedel and Hunter Arnold had interceptions.
The Rockets ran for 299 yards and were led by Chase Collins, who carried the ball 28 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns.
Prairie Valley picked up 87 yards passing as Riedel connected on 10 of 23 passing attempts. Arnold and Mock each caught three passes.
Mock ran for 35 yards with T. Schlosser carrying the ball for 31.
In all, the Nighthawks had 161 total yards of offense.
Prairie Valley will be at Verndale tomorrow, Thursday, at 7 p.m.
UNDERWOOD 35, PRAIRIE VALLEY 6
UNDERWOOD 0 16 12 7 --35
PRAIRIE VALLEY 0 0 6 0 --6