TURNOVERS BANE FOR ELGIN FOOTBALL
ELGIN The Elgin Huskies undid themselves in a disastrous second quarter Thursday night.
The Huskies gave up 25 points in the second quarter en route to a 31-6 loss against a physical Weston-McEwen squad.
Elgin had three fumbles and a blocked punt in the first half. Weston-McEwen scored most of its touchdowns off those miscues.
Vance Horn scored a touchdown for Elgin by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Chad McDonald made the block.
Charlie Schumacher had a memorable game. On a pass play in the flat, Schumacher was leveled as he took as vicious of a (clean) hit as a player will ever see in high school football.
Amazingly, he not only managed to hold onto the ball for a six-yard gain, he actually shook off the tackle and trotted back to the huddle.
Weston-McEwen 6 25 0 0 31
Elgin 0 0 0 6 6
WM Parker 12 run (point after failed)
WM Delph 3 run (point after failed)
WM Clayton 3 run (kick good)
WM Delph 43 run (point after failed)
WM Kurtis Scott (point after failed)
E Horn recovered blocked punt in end zone (point after failed)
RUSHING Weston-McEwen, Delph 18-152, Clayton 9-33, Parker 4-36, Brito 5-17, Hausner 4-9, Demianew 1-1. Elgin, Eckstein 11-73, Payne 14-38, Burgess 8-11.
PASSING Weston-McEwen, Parker 6-9-0-94, Duke 0-2-1-0. Elgin, Burgess 2-6-0-8.
RECEIVING Weston-McEwen, Scott 4-79, Delph 1-9, Denianew 1-6. Elgin, Payne 1-2, Schumacher 1-6.
Bobcats football beaten by Pilot Rock
UNION A young Bobcats football team ran into a buzzsaw against Pilot Rock Thursday night, losing a non-league contest 59-14.
The Bobcats' touchdowns were scored by Jeremy Shankel on a 67-yard pass from Tim McReynolds, and by Gavin Watson on a 58-yard pass from McReynolds.
Pilot Rock 20 6 13 20 59
Union 0 14 0 0 14
PR Sampson 62 run (point after failed)
PR Sampson 12 run (Stelk run)
PR Sampson 1 run (point after failed)
PR Christensen 28 pass from Stelk (point after failed)
Union Shankel 67 pass from McReynolds (Shankel pass from McReynolds)
Union Watson 58 pass from McReynolds (point after failed)
PR Christensen 44 pass from Stelk (point after failed)
PR Stelk 3 run (Sampson kick)
PR Perrine 1 run (Sampson kick)
PR Perrine 2 run (Sampson kick)
PR Krosting 11 run