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Pirates move on 14-0

Thursday, November 6, 2003

Galva-Holstein used less than two hours here Wednesday night to advance to the Iowa State quarterfinal football round.

The Pirates, in a rushing-oriented game, outlasted South Hamilton 14-0 here Wednesday night, improving to 10-0.

Galva-Holstein, top-ranked in Class 1A in the Des Moines Register poll, meets 10-0 West Lyon Monday night in Holstein for the right to play in the Iowa semfinals in Cedar Rapids' Uni-Dome.

"West Lyon has an outstanding tradition," said G-H coach Brad Knight Wednesday night. "When you talk about Northwest Iowa football, you always mention them."

Soon, people will be mentioning G-H. They held South Hamilton to just 170 yards rushing and 46 yards passing.

The Pirates scored first, that coming on a seven-yard run by senior Keith Hustedt.

In the second half, S-H fumbled three times, with the Pirates recovering all three. One led to a G-H touchdown - a 13-yard pass from quarterback Kelly Otto to Hustedt - and the other came deep in Pirate territory.

"Without a doubt, the key was the three turnovers," Knight said. "We beat a fine football team. They are very tough and physical and they have four of the toughest linebackers I've seen in a while."

The Pirates rushed for 159 yards and were led by senior running back Tyler Gebers, who ran 19 times for 95 yards.

Hustedt was held to just 31 yards rushing on 12 attempts.

"We played an outstanding defensive game," Knight said. "We need to keep that up."

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