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Lone Tree Runs Over WACO

Posted: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 7:00 am
Author: Cole Cook

A healthy ground game helped catapult Lone Tree over WACO Friday night to defeat the Warriors 62-25.

The Lion offense came out guns blazing in the first quarter trying to bounce back from their first loss of the year last week. Avery Knock got the scoring started on a 35-yard touchdown run. WACO found the equalizer on a four-yard touchdown run by Hunter Donaldson. With the game tied at 7-7, Bryce Houser decided to take matters into his own hands scoring on the next three drives from nine yards out, 16 yards, and a 46 yard touchdown pass from Harmon Miller. Both teams traded blows late in the second quarter and the Lions took a 35-12 lead into halftime.

Trying to break the game open Houser went back to work scoring on a three yard touchdown run and then took a kickoff 79 yards to the house. WACO tried climbing back into the game with a pair of touchdown passes from Nik Coble to Matthew Leichty and Drew Kissell but it was not enough as Lone Tree was too much in the 62-25 victory.

Lone Tree finished with 318 yards on the ground led by Houser with four rushing touchdowns for 190 yards. Miller was seven of 14 through the air for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Brock Smith added eight tackles to lead the defense.

WACO was led by Coble who completed 16 of his 37 passes for 237 yards and two scores. Colton Horak ran for 101 yards on 17 carries.

With the win Lone Tree moves to 5-1 as WACO drops to 3-4. The Lions get back on the gridiron Friday traveling to Easton Valley as the Warriors travel to Baxter.