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Alta defense stuffs Panthers

Monday, September 24, 2001

ALTA - Make it two shutouts in two games.

Alta's stingy defense kept Newell-Fonda out of the end zone last week in a 3-0 victory, and Friday night the Cyclones turned the trick again as it routed Kingsley-Pierson 26-0 in a Class A, District 1 game at Alta.

The Cyclones held the Panthers to minus 3 yards rushing and 29 yards of total offense.

"Defensively, we played real well again," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "We had another shutout. Anytime you hold a team to 29 yards total offense, you're doing things right on the defensive side of the ball."

Alta opened the scoring when Eric Hanson scored on a 5-yard run. The extra point failed for a 6-0 lead.

The Cyclones made it 14-0 on a 39-yard pass from Josh Droegmiller to Dru Leyden. Droegmiller's 5-yard TD run gave Alta a 20-0 lead before Blake Huseman scored from 11 yards out to give the Cyclones a 26-0 advantage.

Alta rushed for 229 yards in the game, including 112 by Hanson. Droegmiller rushed for 54 yards.

"Offensively, we've still got some work to do," Hammer said. "We're missing some assignments and things like that. Our backs ran well and our line blocked well at times."

Joey Ciechanowski and Heath Glienke led the Alta defense with six tackles apiece. Luke Nielsen and Tyler Millard each had five for Alta, now 3-0 in the district and 3-1 overall.

Kingsley-Pierson 0 0 0 0 - 0

Alta 0 6 8 12 - 26

Scoring summary

A-Hanson 5 run (kick failed)

A-Leyden 39 pass from J.Droegmiller (Hammer run)

A-J.Droegmiller 5 run (pass failed)

A-Huseman 11 run (kick failed)

TEAM STATISTICS KP A

First downs 2 18

Rushes-yards 19-(-3) 58-229

Com.-Att.-Int. 5-14-1 7-14-1

Passing yards 32 76

Return yards 96 30

Punts-Avg. 7-29 2-40

Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-yards 5-65 2-10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing-Alta: Hanson 21-112, Hammer 1-(-9), J.Droegmiller 15-54, Huseman 9-29, Nielsen 12-38. Kingsley-Pierson: Rohde 10-(-2), Roder 4-(-16), Schweitzberger 5-15.

Passing-Alta: Hammer 3-9-1-8, J.Droegmiller 4-5-0-80. Kingsley-Pierson: Roder 0-3-0-0, Rohde 5-11-1-32.

Receiving-Alta: Glienke 3-29, Leyden 1-39, Huseman 1-1, T.Droegmiller 1-11. Kingsley-Pierson: DeWall 1-20, Roder 1-(-4), White 2-26.

Tackles-Alta: Ciechanowski 6, Glienke 6, Nielsen 5, Millard 5, Page 4.



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