G-H rolls up 71 in rout of RV

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Grant Nobles rushed for 120 yards here Friday night as the top-ranked Galva-Holstein football team continued to roll with a 71-0 shutout of River Valley.

Three other Pirate runners rushed for over 65 yards as G-H piled up 437 yards rushing. G-H scored 14 points in the first quarter, 22 in the second and 19 in the third and 16 in the fourth.

Despite the lopsided win, Pirate coach Brad Knight had some concerns about his team's play.

"We've been sloppy early in each of the last two games," he said. "We didn't come out focused, and we put the ball on the ground and made other mistakes. Against playoff teams, we can't afford to do this."

GH fullback Evan Platt added 89 rushing yards, Tyler Gebers 87 and Keith Hustedt 68.

"Once we got going, we were okay," added Knight. "Not real sharp, but okay."

River Valley hurt itself with six turnovers, including three lost fumbles and three interceptions.

Up next for the Pirates is a home game against WLVA, which is still gunning for a playoff berth.

"We'll get WLVA's best game," Knight said. "We need to have a good week of practice and get back on track."

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