Mitchell Tigers keep rolling; get third win
     2015-09-24      By The Gering Citizen   
Mitchell 48, Lingle-Fort Laramie (Wyo.) 12

The host Mitchell Tigers trounced the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers, 48-12, in a non-conference matchup.

The Tigers backs ate up the turf with senior Drew Gilliland carrying five times for 195 yards, and his younger brother sophomore Drake Gilliland carried the rock 10 times for 125 yards, for the bulk of Mitchell’s ground total of 354 yards. Receiver Colby Eberspecher’s only reception on the night for 57 yards went for a TD.

Junior running back Chris Perez collected special team yards on top of duty in the backfield for 167 yards. Both brothers scored two TDs apiece, while Perez scored one of his own.
Defensively, Seth Marcoe, Drew Gilliland, and Abe Hernandez each had 13 tackles. Trenten Strawder and Perez each had 11.
The Tigers (3-1) go up against the Gordon-Rushville Mustangs in a C1 District 8 matchup tomorrow (Sept. 25).

Bayard 20, So. Valley 14

The Bayard Tigers got their first victory, scoring 20 points, and holding the visiting Southern Valley Eagles to just two TDs, in a non-conference tilt last week.

Bayard’s QB Jacob Hoff completed six passes of 14 attempts for 130 yards. Leading rushers Conrad Kildow carried 13 times for 32 yards, and Jacob Hoff carried 11 times for 39 yards. Joe Ferrero led receivers with three receptions for 86 yards. Ferrero also accumulated 211 all-purpose yards, the bulk of Bayard’s total offense – 357 all-purpose yards.

Defensively, Bayard was led by senior Zaine Gallegos with 13 tackles, while Kildow and senior Ethan Marker each had 10.
The Tigers (1-3) will try to add another win against Kimball in a C2 District 8 battle this week. The Longhorns (0-4) come off a 28-7 non-conference loss to Chase County (Imperial).

Morrill 20, Crawford 42

The Crawford Rams spoiled the Morrill Lions homecoming, 42-20.
The Lions (2-1) go up against Dundy County-Stratton (Benkelman) next. The Tigers enter the D1 District 10 (8-Man) contest at 1-2.

Minatare 73, McPherson Co. 34

Minatare ripped the McPherson County Longhorns (Tryon), 73-34 in a non-league match-up.

The Indians (1-2) take on Arthur County tomorrow at home with a 6 p.m. kickoff. The Wolves come into the 6-Man West contest with an identical 1-2 record. Arthur County is coming off a pounding at the hands of St. Edward, 73-18, in a non-conference game.

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