Burros down Wolverines 33-14
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:42 AM
Lanesboro put up 33 points in the first half on Friday, then coasted to a 33-14 road win at Glenville-Emmons.
In that furious first half, the Burros twice ran out of downs inside the Wolverine 10 yard-line but still scored on five of seven possessions.
After Will Semmen ran the opening kickoff back 26 yards, LHS scored on the sixth play from scrimmage with a 33-yard run by Niko Anderson. With the extra-point kick by Luke Rogers, it was quickly 7-0.
Senior running back Anderson finished with 156 yards on only 15 carries and scored all three Burro rushing touchdowns.
Garrett Boggs also had a productive evening, completing four of eight passes for a season-high 85 yards including two TD tosses and a two-point conversion via airmail.
Kole Ruud reeled in a 41-yard scoring strike on the Burros' second possession.
A quarterback sack then forced G-E to punt from their 12 yard-line. Ruud ran it back 18 yards, and Boggs hit Tylar Miller with a 33-yard TD pass on the next play.
After blocking the next Wolverine punt, LHS next took possession on the G-E 37 and Anderson scored three plays later from 26 yards out. Boggs threw to Semmen for two points, and LHS was up 27-0 in the first quarter after snapping the ball only 15 times.
After running out of downs at the G-E 6, the Burros forced a punt and got the ball back at the 40.
On the next play Anderson ran for 20 yards. He scored two plays later, capping the drive with an 18-yard TD gallop.
A 41-yard run by Marshal Hall was the only big play for the G-E offense versus the Lanesboro starters (in the first half.) But two quarterback sacks helped stop that drive on downs at the Burro 25.
On the final play of the first half, Greyson Stocker picked off a long Wolverine pass and returned it 26 yards. That interception was one of two G-E turnovers. Each team also lost a fumble.
In addition to the interception, G-E quarterback Christian Voss (6 for 9 passing) suffered 5 sacks - unable to escape the grip of Semmen, Anderson, Jeremy Hanson, Jerael Eddy and Clay Olson.
Coach James Semmen praised junior linebacker Liam Dorn who came back from two games on the injured list to record a team-high 13 tackles, including 6 solo stops. Ruud was in on 10 stops while Hanson was credited with 9.
With a roster of only 17 players, GE had to keep some starters on the field throughout the game while the Lanesboro starters retired at halftime. The Wolverines finally scored in the fourth quarter with 66 and 54-yard drives.
Carter Dahlum broke into the end zone on a 1-yard plunge, and Voss passed 2 yards to Hall for the final score of the night.
LHS rushed for 227 yards and passed for 85 to out-gain G-E by 70 yards (312 to 242).
The lone knock on the Burro offense was converting only 1 of 11 third-down plays. But, LHS faced only one third down while taking a 27-0 lead. They came up one yard short on that third down but scored on fourth down.
LHS improved to 3-1 (2-1 SEC) while the Wolverines remained winless after four games.
RUSHING 42-227: Niko Anderson15-156, 3 TD; Gabe Decker 10-36; Tylar Miller 1-18; Liam Dorn 1-10; Garrett Boggs 1-5; Will Semmen 5-3; Cole Schwitz 1-1; Treyten Chiglo 1-0; Chris Freese 1-(-2). PASSING: Garrett Boggs 4-8-0, 85 yds 2TD, PAT; Will Semmen 0-1-0. RECEIVING: Kole Ruud 2-49, TD; Tylar Miller 1-33, TD; Will Semmen 1-3, PAT.
FUMBLE RECOVERY: Clay Olson 1. INTERCEPTION: Greyson Stocker 1-26 yds.
The Burros celebrate homecoming by hosting Lyle/Pacelli on Sept. 27. The following week, they play host to state-ranked Grand Meadow.