N-F gridders rout RC-L

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Spencer Baak ran for 96 yards and scored twice here Friday night, leading Newell-Fonda to a 49-9 rout of Rockwell City Lytton.

The Mustangs scored in every quarter, including seven in the first, 21 in the second, seven in the third and 14 in the fourth.

The Newell-Fonda defense held RC-L to 123 yards rushing on 29 attempts. The Wildcats completed 8 of 14 passes for just 14 yards.

Offensively, Newell-Fonda rolled up 372 yards of offense, including 213 rushing yards on 36 attempts, an average of almost six yards per run. N-F quarterback Evan Franzmeier hit on 10 of 14 passes for 159 yards.

"It was just a great effort by our kids," Mustang coach Brian Wilken said.

"We're making little strides forward now and improving with every game we play. Friday, I thought we had nice balance with our run and pass," he said.

Though Newell-Fonda is known as a running team, Wilken has always said, he also noted that his team may have to pass to keep opponents honest in tougher district games.

Up next for the Chargers is 3-1 Laurens-Marathon. After losing their opener 43-0 to Northwood-Kensett, the Chargers have reeled three straight wins. Laurens-Marathon is 3-1 overall and 2-0 in district action, and the Chargers have Wilken and the Mustangs' attention.

"They've tremendous speed, not just at the skilled positions, but at almost every position on the field." Wilken said.

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