Lions get first win with romp over Storm
     2014-10-16      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Ken Kurtz/Spectrum Photo - Morrill senior Jorge Lara (No. 21) heads for a pocket with Creek Valley defenders Jolly Snell (No. 84) and Gage Loenen (No. 66) close behind during the Lions’ Homecoming game and first win of the season last Friday. The Lions saw a 56-18 victory over the Creek Valley Storm. 
MORRILL – Somebody had to win its first game Friday night.
So the Morrill Lions made sure that their five-game winless streak was not only broken by defeating the likewise winless Creek Valley Storm, but the Lions did so emphatically in the teams’ District D1-10 meeting.

Morrill senior Garrett Zwiebel led the Lions to a 56-18 victory with 133 rushing yards and scoring three touchdowns. Zwiebel also led Morrill’s defense with 11 tackles.

Jake Hoffman also scored three times and rushed for 100 yards, while Jorge Lara ran for 55 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 14-yard fumble return. Victor Valles added 45 yards for the Lions (1-5 overall, 1-2 district).

Ryan McMackin had a 44-yard interception return that followed Lara’s fumble return as part of a 20-point first quarter for Morrill. The Lions led 36-6 at halftime and 48-12 after three quarters, holding Creek Valley (0-6, 0-3 district) to just 129 offensive yards.
Morrill will travel to Sutherland (2-4 overall) tonight (Thursday) for district action beginning at 6. The Sailors were sunk by Perkins County 50-28 last week.

Minatare wins road game against Cody-Kilgore

CODY – Minatare junior Yovan Perez completed six passes, five going for touchdowns, in leading the Indians to a 58-14 romp over Cody-Kilgore.

Senior Tyler Koke also had a touchdown pass for Minatare. Juan Garfio caught five of the TD passes and had six receptions overall for 219 yards, while Chance McAllister caught one touchdown pass.
The Indians rolled up 420 offensive yards, with Josh Cinocco leading the rushing attack with 62 yards and one touchdown on three carries. Perez followed with 51 yards and a TD on 10 rushes.

McAllister fueled Minatare’s defensive attack with 22 total tackles with one quarterback sack and an interception. Marc Cinocco added a fumble recovery to his 19-tackle outing.
The Indians improved to 4-2 on the season with their win and will to Harrison on Friday for a 2 p.m. game against undefeated Sioux County. The Warriors improved to 6-0 with their 74-44 win over Hyannis (3-3), against which Minatare will finish the season with a home game Oct. 24.

Cody-Kilgore (2-4) will take on Banner County (1-5) at Harrisburg on Friday, with kickoff at 1 p.m. The Wildcats were downed 48-38 by Arthur County (4-2) last week.

Bayard downed at Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – Bayard saw its four-point lead after three quarters erased Friday night when host Cambridge scored twice in the fourth quarter to earn the Trojans a 26-18 victory.
The result in District C2-8 play left both teams at 2-5 overall on the season. Bayard plays at 2-5 Bridgeport on Friday in the battle for bragging rights in Morrill County. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Against Cambridge, the Tigers got all three of their scores on touchdown passes by junior Jacob Hoff, two to senior Bryce Hargens and one to sophomore Joe Ferrero. Hargens had six catches for 160 yards and Ferrero made three receptions for 105 yards.

Hoff finished the night by completing 21 of 37 passes for 312 yards. Hoff also threw two interceptions, which, along with 135 penalty yards, did not help the Tigers’ cause.

Bayard only amassed 37 rushing yards on 21 attempts, with senior Tristan Hunter gaining 24 yards on six carries.
Defensively, the Tigers had some strong numbers in tackles with 17 by from junior Ethan Marker, while junior Chandler Cox and Lucas Jones had 14 apiece, Hunter made 13 stops, 12 by junior Zaine Gallegos and 11 each from Hargens and junior Alex Wamboldt.

Mitchell falls hard

OGALLALA — The Mitchell Tigers were shut down by the host Ogallala Indians 60-8 in District C1-8 action, leaving the Tigers still winless on the season.

Mitchell (0-7) will be off this week before the Tigers close out the season Oct. 24 at home against Chase County. The Longhorns (4-2) will play host to Ogallala (4-2) on Friday before their visit to Mitchell.

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