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E’Hawk Sophs Undefeated On Season

By Staff | Sep 18, 2008

A 3-0 start to the season is a source of pride for Emmetsburg’s Sophomore football team. The young E’Hawks have rolled up wins over Storm Lake, Cherokee and Spencer in their first three games of the 2008 season.

Against Storm Lake on Sept. 2, Emmetsburg won a thriller by a 22-20 margin.

Bobby Gappa would open the scoring on a 25 yard run and the E’Hawks would then add a 25 yard reception by Austin Oppenheimer off a toss by Cory Schultes for a 16-0 lead before Storm Lake would answer.

The E’Hawks got a seven yard run from Gappa to make the score 22-6, but the young Tornadoes would reel off two scores for a 22-20 tally, but as time ran out, the E’Hawk defense stopped a Storm Lake drive through a screen pass to the six-inch line to preserve the two-point victory.

Bobby Gappa racked up 170 yards off 25 rushes, while Jake Stubbs added 80 yards on five carries. Cory Schultes carried seven times for 32 yards and passed twice for 48 yards with one touchdown, while Arthur Heldt added 32 yards on eight rushes.

The E’Hawks would rack up 314 rushing yards and 48 passing yards in the win for a solid 362 yard offensive effort to start the season.

On Sept. 8, the E’Hawks hosted Cherokee and handed the Braves a 36-0 shutout. It was all Emmetsburg in the game, played at Duane Twait Field.

The E’Hawks opened the onslaught with a 52 yard run by Cory Schultes on a quarterback keeper, and then got the two-point conversion from Schultes.

Bobby Gappa would then get into the act, scoring off a 15 yard run. Schultes would hit Nick Wuebker in the end zone for the two-point strike for a 16-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

It was Gappa for the third score, this time off a two yard dash, and Arthur Heldt ran in the conversion for a 24-0 lead.

Jacob Stubbs would find the end zone for Emmetsburg with a 35 yard touchdown run, but the conversion try would fail for a 30-0 lead.

Emmetsburg’s final score of the contest came when Arthur Heldt romped into the end zone off a 12 yard run, but the conversion failed for the 36-0 final score and victory number two on the year.

Bobby Gappa would pick up 92 yards in 14 carries during the contest, while Arthur Heldt added 63 yards off eight carries. Cory Schultes had 82 yards off just seven carries, and completed seven of eight passes for 97 yards on the night. Jacob Stubbs would add 38 yards from just two carries in the win.

Bobby Gappa would make four catches for 40 yards, while Austin Oppenheimer had a 35 yard reception and Justin Firkins added a catch for 20 yards.

Monday night, the E’Hawks traveled to Dale Norton Field in Spencer to meet up with the Tigers and claimed a 36-26 win from the Spencer club.

The E’Hawks scored on their opening drive when Cory Schultes ran in from 35 yards out and added the conversion for an 8-0 lead. Spencer would answer on their next possession, making the score 8-6.

Schultes would find Nick Wuebker with a 25 yard shot late in the first for a score, and Schultes ran in the conversion for a 16-6 lead.

Bobby Gappa would strike paydirt in the second quarter after a 52 yard run by Schultes, as he raced in from eight yards out to score. Schultes added the conversion for a 24-6 lead that would hold to the intermission.

Spencer opened the third quarter with a touchdown for a 24-13 tally, but Emmetsburg answered with an 87 yard power drive that saw Schultes run in from 32 yards out to score, but the PAT failed, making the score 30-13 to start the final quarter.

Spencer would score again for a 30-19 tally, but Emmetsburg wasn’t done. After a 65 yard drive, Bobby Gappa scored from 12 yards away, but the conversion failed, giving the E’Hawks a 36-19 lead.

The Tigers would answer with a final drive and score to make the 36-26 final.

Cory Schultes had 174 yards on 10 carries, while Gappa added 154 yards on 14 rushes. Arthur Heldt had 43 yards on six carries and Jacob Stubbs added 35 yards on four rushes. Schultes made two of four passes for 27 yards.

The E’Hawks travel to Spirit Lake on Sept. 22.