SOUTHERN VALLEY- It was a one sided matchup Friday night as the 0-4 Southern Valley Eagles hosted the 3-1 Hi-Line Bulls. After a couple big plays in the first half, the Bulls were able to pull away and won 48-26.
The game started out slow, with both teams not able to go down the field. After a nice punt by junior Ryker Evans that pinned Southern Valley at their own four yard line, the Bulls got the ball at the Eagle 22 after forcing a three and out. They immediately took advantage, with a 22 yard rushing touchdown by senior Colton Stubbs. The next drive, Hi-Line got another big play but this time on the defensive side of the ball. Junior Kamden Bose sailed a ball high, and junior Wryston Brell picked it off a bit past midfield and took it all the way to the house. Hi-Line led it 12-0 after the first quarter.
The second quarter was more back and forth, with Hi-Line outscoring Southern Valley 20-12 in the quarter. Senior Cole Broeker had two rushing touchdowns in the quarter for the Eagles, but the defense had trouble getting off the field. Evans had a couple long rushing touchdowns in the quarter for the Bulls, and Hi-Line led it 32-12 at the half.
The third quarter was much more slow moving, with Southern Valley methodically moving down the field. Each team only got the ball twice in the period. With time expiring, Broeker scored a touchdown late in the quarter to cut the lead to 32-18 after the third, giving Southern Valley some life.
Hi-Line, like they had most of the night, was right back with an answer. Senior Isaiah Bullis opened up the fourth quarter with a rushing touchdown to put the Bulls up 40-18. Southern Valley did not show any quit though. Bose had a rushing touchdown to cut the lead to 40-26. Unfortunately for the Eagles though, it was too little too late. Evans had another rushing touchdown with only about a minute left in the fourth to seal the deal for the Bulls to win it 48-26.
For Hi-Line, it was all about the rushing attack. As a team, they ended up having 42 carries for 269 yards. Evans finished with 22 carries for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns. Stubbs also added 11 carries for 59 yards and 2 touchdowns.
For Southern Valley, they were plagued by the turnovers, finishing with five. The Eagles had 255 yards of offense which more than kept up with the Bulls. Bose was 18-35 with 174 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, and 5 interceptions. Broeker had 18 carries for 55 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Southern Valley falls to 0-5 and will be at Sandy Creek next week. Hi-Line improves to 4-1 and will be on the road at Arapahoe next week, we will have that game on 880 KRVN.
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Source: Regional Sports