ALTA - Scott Breyfogle ran for one touchdown and caught a touchdown pass to help send Galva-Holstein, ranked eighth in Class A, to a 30-12 victory over Alta on Friday night at Alta.
"It was a very emotional game for our kids," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "I thought we played extremely hard. We gave up that big touchdown pass in the first quarter. We got down on them, but I thought our kids did a good job of coming back."
Galva-Holstein drew first blood in a big way. Quarterback Matt Egger threw a pass over the middle to Jared Ruble, who raced 83 yards for a touchdown. Breyfogle ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Breyfogle then made it 14-0 with a 24-yard TD catch from Egger in the second quarter. Breyfogle's two-point conversion run made it 16-0.
Alta pulled to within 16-6 when Blake Huseman scored on a 3-yard run. The two-point conversion failed. The score was set up by a 56-yard pass play from Jamie Hammer to Josh Droegmiller.
It remained a 16-6 lead at the halftime break, but Alta scored again on a 15-yard pass from Hammer to Huseman to cut the Pirates' lead to 16-12.
Galva-Holstein, however, extended its lead to 24-12 in the fourth quarter. Evan Platt scored on a 3-yard run and Breyfogle added the two-point conversion run. The drive went 76 yards in 13 plays and consumed about 6 minutes.
Alta's next possession ended in a turnover when a fumble was recovered by Galva-Holstein at the Cyclone 43-yard line late in the fourth period.
Breyfogle capitalized on the mistake on the next play when he rambled 43 yards for a touchdown to make it 30-12 with 2:30 remaining.
Alta, now 3-2 in the district and 3-3 overall, plays at Remsen-Union next Friday.
Galva-Holstein 8 8 0 14 - 30
Alta 0 6 0 0 - 12
GH-Ruble 83 pass from Egger (Breyfogle run)
GH-Breyfogle 24 pass from Egger (Breyfogle run)
A-Huseman 3 run (pass failed)
A-Huseman 15 pass from Hammer (pass failed)
GH-Platt 3 run (Breyfogle run)
GH-Breyfogle 43 run (kick failed)
TEAM STATISTICS GH A
First downs 9 10
Rushes-yards 48-158 31-82
Com.-Att.-Int. 6-8-0 6-17-0
Passing yards 179 168
Return yards 47 36
Punts-Avg. 4-42 6-32
Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-1
Penalties-yards 3-15 3-28
Rushing-Alta: Huseman 14-42, Droegmiller 3-1, Hanson 6-60, Leyden 1-12. Galva-Holstein: Breyfogle 18-70, Platt 8-40, Lichter 16-64.
Passing-Alta: Hammer 6-16-0-168, Droegmiller 0-1-0-0. Galva-Holstein: Egger 6-8-0-179.
Receiving-Alta: Huseman 1-15, Droegmiller 5-153. Galva-Holstein: Radke 1-6, Modrell 1-11, Lichter 1-32, Breyfogle 2-48, Ruble 1-83.
Tackles-Alta: Ciechanowski 13, Nielsen 9, DeMan 7, Page 7, Millard 6, Reetz 6, Droegmiller 5, Huseman 5.