Prep football: Edgerton-Ellsworth runs wild over H-BC
EDGERTON —Host Edgerton-Ellsworth ran wild over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots Friday night, rolling to a 42-14 high school football victory.
Yards rushing: 503. And three ball carriers with more than 100 yards rushing apiece.
Andrew Fleischman, in his 11th year as the Flying Dutchmen’s head coach, said he can’t remember ever having three players each rush for 100 yards in a single game. But there it was in cold, hard figures: Senior Jorge Lopez carried 16 times for 125 yards. Senior Nate Paulsen carried five times for 119 yards. And junior Tyler Kurrasch added 103 yards on 12 carries.
Lopez scored twice for E-E, on carries of 15 and two yards. Paulsen found the end zone on an 88-yard run and Kurrasch carried one in from two yards out. Jake Post scored once on a 50-yard run and Ashton Roskamp ran one in from two yards away.
Hills-Beaver Creek (1-1), which was outscored 36-6 in the first half, got its touchdowns on an 83-yard kick return by Braden Ellingson and a 60-yard reception by Cooper Vaughn from Ellingson.
Fate wasn’t kind to Hills-Beaver Creek even before the game began. The Pats had to play the game without starting quarterback (Dylan Gehrke) and starting tailback (Caleb Vis), who were both missing due to shoulder injuries.
Despite the fact that Edgerton-Ellsworth has dominated two opponents in the young football season thus far (Game One was a 66-8 triumph over Alden-Conger), Fleischman said his team still has plenty of improvements to make. The Dutchmen turned the ball over twice in the red zone in the first quarter.
Even so, he had to admit afterward, “I think we did a good job up front. We’ve been able to run the ball pretty effectively thus far.”
Edgerton-Ellsworth completed three of six passes for 18 yards to add to its rushing total. Hills-Beaver Creek gained just 22 yards on 14 rushing attempts and completed 12 of 25 passes for 117 yards.
Vaughn had five receptions for 100 yards. Stuart Plimpton led the Pats defensively with eight tackles.
Kurrasch led the Dutchmen defensively with seven tackles and one sack. Teammate Austin Mertens had four tackles and a sack.
H-BC 0 6 8 0 — 14
E-E 8 28 6 0 — 42