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Football: Brandon-Evansville back to .500 after win over CGB

Both teams struggled to move the football, but a Ryland Yeats fourth-quarter touchdown run and 2-point conversion run were the difference as the Chargers' defense did the job from there. Logan

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GRACEVILLE — The Brandon-Evansville football team evened its record at 2-2 on Friday after a second straight win with the Chargers taking a 14-6 game at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.

Both offenses struggled to get going much of the day. The Wolverines (0-4) put up just 108 total yards. Brandon-Evansville had 155, but a 1-yard touchdown run by Ryland Yeats proved to be the game-winner in the fourth quarter. Yeats added the 2-point conversion run as well.

“CGB played a physical game up front and we struggled to match that at times,” B-E head coach Dan Johnson said. “We also struggled with penalties after a couple of long runs. This greatly disrupted any momentum we were trying to build on offense. Cleaning up those mental errors will be our top priority as we move forward."

The Wolverines took the first lead in the first quarter on a 28-yard passing touchdown. A failed PAT left the score at 6-0 until Brandon-Evansville quarterback Micah Fuller found Stephen Hamilton on a 9-yard passing touchdown in the second quarter.

Fuller’s conversion run came up short as the score stood at 6-6 until Yeats’ touchdown in the second half. Yeats had 94 yards rushing on 15 carries.

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“Luckily, we won the field position battle this week,” Johnson said. “Our punt unit covered well and CGB had few times where they had decent starting field position."

Logan Haburn continues to cause opposing teams fits on defense for B-E. He had a team-high 10 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss. Haburn and Colton Breitkreutz both had an interception. The B-E defense held CGB to just 39 yards on 26 carries.

“We defended them pretty well after their first play of the game,” Johnson said. “Our defensive line was gap sound and our linebackers fit the run gaps well. We have many players finding ways to contribute even though they may not fill up the stat sheet. Their efforts continue to be important for our defense."

The Chargers host their homecoming game on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. when Ortonville (2-2) plays in Brandon.

CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY     6 0 0 0 - 6

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE                         0 6 0 8 - 14

TEAM TOTALS - B-E - Offense - 41-155; Passing - 9 yards; Rushing - 37-146; Penalties - 7-60; Turnovers - 1; First downs - 11; CGB - Offense - 37-108; Passing - 69 yards; Rushing - 26-39; Turnovers - 2; First downs - 6

B-E OFFENSE - PASSING - Micah Fuller - 1-4, 9 yards, TD; RUSHING - Ryland Yeats - 15-94, TD; Micah Fuller - 8-47; Logan Haburn - 11-18; Solomon Wales - 1-(-4); RECEIVING - Stephen Hamilton - 1-9, TD

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B-E DEFENSE - Logan Haburn - 10 tackles, 1 TFL, INT; Stephen Hamilton - 5.5 tackles; Ben Seifert - 4 tackles, 3 TFL; Solomon Wales - 3.5 tackles, 2 TFL; William Englund - 2.5 tackles, 0.5 TFL; Aaron Gillespie - 1 tackle, 0.5 TFL; Brady Perleberg - 0.5 tackle; Colton Breitkreutz - 0.5 tackle, INT

SPECIAL TEAMS - Punting - Stephen Hamilton - 3-110, 36.7-yard average, 2 punts inside 20; Punt return - Ryland Yeats - 1-30; Kickoff return - Yeats - 1-32

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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