SHELDON - Jason Seehusen rushed for 359 yards and four touchdowns, and Jeremy Kuiper rushed for 175 yards and three touchdown runs to help power Sheldon to a 53-32 victory over Storm Lake in a Class 3A district game Friday night at Sheldon.
Sheldon finished with 547 yards rushing to Storm Lake's 205.
"The kids hung in the whole game," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. "We played hard. We didn't quit. We're going to have some good things happen yet."
Seehusen scored on TD runs of 87, 2 and 66 yards in the first half, while Kuiper scampered 61 yards for a score just before halftime, and added a 52-yard run in the second half.
Seehusen scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to give Sheldon a 14-0 lead. Storm Lake came back to score on a 28-yard run by T.J. Miller late in the first period.
The Tornadoes then tied the game at 14-14 in the second quarter when Miller scored from 9 yards out.
However, just moments after that score, Seehusen raced 66 yards for a touchdown to put the Orabs ahead 21-14.
Storm Lake drove down to the Sheldon 13-yard line before it settled on a 30-yard field goal by Charlie Gonzalez to close within 21-17.
Kuiper then ripped off his 61-yard jaunt to give Sheldon a 28-17 lead at the half.
Sheldon scored on its first possession of the third quarter, but Storm Lake answered with a 50-yard pass from Tyler DeHaan to Jeff DeHaan to make it 34-24. However, Kuiper broke through the Storm Lake defense again with a 52-yard TD scamper to push the Orabs' lead to 40-24 with 1 minute left in the third quarter.
Sheldon broke it open in the fourth quarter thanks to a 7-yard run by Kuiper and a 55-yard run by Seehusen.
Jeff DeHaan scored on an 18-yard run for Storm Lake in the fourth quarter.
Miller rushed for 107 yards on 17 carries to lead the Tornadoes in rushing. DeHaan had 54 yards on the ground. Tyler DeHaan completed 12 of 18 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown. Jeff DeHaan caught three passes for 111 yards and Bob Blanchard had five catches for 60 yards.