The matchup between two undefeated teams in the district was a mismatch.
No. 2 Galva-Holstein and Southern Calhoun were both 4-0 in the district entering Friday night's game. The latter was no match for the former.
Galva-Holstein jumped out to a 48-0 halftime lead and beat Southern Calhoun by the 50-point rule in rolling to a 54-0 win on Friday night at Holstein.
Daniel Lichter started the scoring for the Pirates with an 80-yard TD run. After Keith Hustedt intercepted a pass, Evan Platt rambled 52 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Hustedt then returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown and Lichter added a 5-yard TD run for a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Platt scored on a 2-yard run, Chad Hustedt on a 5-yard run and Tyler Gebers on a 5-yard run to increase the lead to 48-0.
Chad Hustedt then ended the game by the 50-point mercy rule when he ran 16 yards for a touchdown.
Lichter rushed for 133 yards on six carries for the Pirates. Hustedt had 119 yards on nine carries and Platt contributed 57 yards on three carries.
Galva-Holstein finished with 395 yards rushing and held Southern Calhoun to just 33 yards on the ground. The Pirates threw for 41 yards and the Mustangs had 33 yards passing.
Galva-Holstein had 436 yards in total offense to 68 for Southern Calhoun.
Elijah Kastner led the Pirates on defense with 10 tackles. Gebers, Cody Rasmus and Dusty Heitmann all had five apiece. Jared Ruble added four stops.
"It was a total team effort," Galva-Holstein coach Brad Knight said. "We had a great week of practice and it carried over into the game. This was the most complete game in my three years here. Southern Cal was big, but we were more physical. We dominated all aspects of the game."
"We had an outstanding game plan to stop them and they had no answer on how to stop us," Knight added.
Galva-Holstein is now 5-0 in the district and 7-0 overall.