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Golden Hawks Grab Win Over Goose Lake

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team scored their second district win of the season Friday at Dwight G. Sattler Field in Wellman, knocking off Northeast Goose Lake 28-6.

In a game heard on KCII, the Hawks got out to a fast start finding the end zone on their first two possessions with a pair of Justin Schwartz touchdown runs, one from eight yards out the other from nine, giving Mid-Prairie a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Staked to the early advantage the Mid-Prairie defense made life miserable for Nate Lange and the Rebel offense. Northeast entered the game as the second best passing team in the entire state but the Mid-Prairie pressure, led by Jason Tew and his game high five sacks the Hawks held the Rebels to 243 yards and just 45 on the ground. Mid-Prairie would take their 14-0 lead into the locker room.


The Golden Hawks added to it with their first possession of the second half, keyed by a great return from Terrhyn Jacoby, Mid-Prairie started at the Northeast 23 and five plays later Rex Peck scored his first varsity touchdown on a three yard run to make it 21-0. The Mid-Prairie defense stayed locked in with Grant Boyse picking off his first varsity pass to close down a Rebel drive. Mid-Prairie would add its final insurance touchdown on a Jacoby jet sweep in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to 28-0. Northeast scored a touchdown on the game’s final play as Lange found Braeden Hoyer in the corner of the end zone as time expired.

Mid-Prairie outgained the Rebels 341 to 243 on the night including 234 to 45 on the ground. The Golden Hawks were led by Justin Schwartz. Filling in for Keaton Duwa at tailback, Schwartz finished with 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 29 carries. Karson Gingerich was six of 15 through the air for 107 yards. Lange led Northeast going 21 of 33 for 198 yards, a touchdown and an interception. With the win, Mid-Prairie is now 3-4 overall, 2-3 in district play. Northeast falls to 1-6 on the season and stays winless in the district. Mid-Prairie will next be in action Friday when they travel to Anamosa.