Football: State-ranked Warriors roll over ChargersCody Lund scored Brandon-Evansville's only touchdown
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
When you face a state-ranked team, sometimes there’s just not much to say.
“Another tough game against a very tough team tonight,” said Brandon-Evansville head coach Tim Pattrin of the Chargers’ 66-8 loss to No. 8 Wheaton-Herman-Norcross last Friday. “We will learn from the mistakes we made and move on to our next game against Verndale.”
It was evident from the beginning that this would be a long night for the Chargers as the Warriors scored 36 unanswered points in the first quarter. They added 14 in the second and 16 in the third, more than enough to overcome Brandon-Evansville’s one touchdown.
That score came in the third quarter as Cody Lund scampered for 11 yards and a touchdown, with Zack Henneman running in the two-point conversion.
In all, the Chargers were able to produce a total of 130 yards on offense, with all but 13 yards coming on the ground.
Jon Thoennes led the way as he carried the ball five times for 39 yards, while Josh Barsness rushed six times for 32 yards.
Cody Lund led the defense with eight solo tackles and eight assists.
Brandon-Evansville travels to Verndale tonight, Friday for a 7 p.m. game before wrapping up the regular season on Wednesday as the Chargers host Bertha-Hewitt.
WHEATON 36 14 16 0 —66
BRANDON-EVANS 0 0 8 0 —8
W – Jake Rinke 10-yard run.
W – Carter Thiel 18-yard run. Michael Persing pass to Gabe Pralle.
W – Rinke 9-yard run. Persing run.
W – Nick Stafford 24-yard fumble return.
W – Rinke 54-yard pass to Thiel. Truman Raguse run.
W – Persing 14-yard run.
W – Zach Conroy 10-yard run. Cameron Maudal pass to Stafford.
W – Rinke 1-yard run. Rinke run.
BE – Cody Lund 11-yard run. Zack Henneman run.
W – Thiel 41-yard run. Raguse run.
25 first downs, 413 yards rushing, 5-9-111 yards passing, 524 yards total offense, 1 fumble lost, 5-35 penalties.
7 first downs, 117 yards rushing, 1-4-13 yards passing, 130 yards total offense, five fumbles-three lost, 3-20 penalties.
RUSHING – Jon Thoennes 5-39, Josh Barsness 6-32, Cody Lund 6-25, Zack Henneman 8-20, Evan Bedore 2-18, Skyler Quinn 4-10, James Huisman 2-6, Tom Bosek 1-2, Zach Carlson 6-(-8), Billie Juul 5-(-27).
PASSING – Juul 1-4-13-1 interception.
RECEIVING – Henneman 1-13.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES – Juul 1, Christian McGaffey 1, Jordan Lund 1.
PUNTING – Craig Campbell 5-168-33.6 average.
DEFENSE (tackles-assists) – C. Lund 8-8, Mason Leavitt 6-6, Campbell 5.5-5, Will Schroeder 5-6, Huisman 4.5-5, Carlson 4-2, Henneman 4-4, Cody Walker 3.5-5, J. Lund 3.5-1, Caleb Hansen 2.5-5, Tyson Thorstad 2.5-3, Josh Barsness 2.5-5, Devin Roers 2-0, Quinn 1.5-3, Patrick McGaffey 1.5-1, Jon Thoennes 1.5-3, C. McGaffey 1-0, Anthony Blom 1-0, Moran Tyler 1-0, Clayton Stotesberry 0.5-1, Brandon Venis 0.5-1, Brandon Christianson 0.5-1, Devin Wibstad 0.5-1.