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GT/RA?Titans Claim Shutout

October 15, 2013
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

BUFFALO CENTER - The Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire earned a satisfying 19-0 victory over the Bison of North Iowa on Friday night. The victory moves the Titans to 4-3 overall on the season.

The Titans would not produce any scoring until the second quarter of Friday's game. After a good defensive effort through the first quarter, GT/RA broke the ice with a nine yard run by quarterback Marcus Girres early in the second quarter. A kick by Ethan Petersen gave the Titans a 7-0 lead.

After another strong defensive effort, the Titans would get the ball back later in the second frame, and called on Kyle Dalen for a 10-yard touchdown run. The conversion failed, giving GT/RA?a 13-0 lead at the intermission.

The Titans' defense would close out the game with the final scoring effort, as Kyle Dalen intercepted a North Iowa pass and returned it 25 yards for the final points of the contest.

"Defensively we played real well," said GT/RA Head Coach Todd Hough. "They completed a long pass on us once and had first and goal and we held them out."

The defense was led by Mason McGrauth with 12 tackles, while Alex Hoffman made 11 stops. Damian Suwalski added eight tackles and Kyle Dalen made six stops.



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