Sophomores Take Two More Wins
Emmetsburg’s Sophomore football team picked up two more victories with wins over Spirit Lake and Western Christian in recent action.
On Sept. 22, the E’Hawks took a 14-6 win over Spirit Lake in a game cut short by lack of numbers and injuries at Spirit Lake. A week later, the E’Hawks outlasted a pesky Western Christian squad for a 30-28 win to stay perfect on the year.
Against Spirit Lake, the E’Hawks got a 57 yard run from quarterback Cory Schultes on the second play of the game for the first score, with Arthur Heldt adding the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
After a quick three-and-out for the Indians, Emmetsburg got the ball back and scored off a 15 yard run by Bobby Gappa. The conversion failed, giving the E’Hawks a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Spirit Lake would score in the second quarter as they owned the quarter with several long drives, while the E’Hawks struggled with their execution, but when the half ended, the game was called as Spirit Lake did not have enough reserve players to continue.
For the E’Hawks, Bobby Gappa had 74 yards on 15 carries, while Cory Schultes had 81 yards off six rushes. Jacob Stubbs had 18 yards on two carries and Arthur Heldt added 22 yards off three carries.
Cory Schultes completed one of his two passing attempts in the game to gain 17 yards.
On defense, Jacob Stubbs had an interception for the E’Hawks, while Schultes recovered a fumble and Ben McCain tallied a quarterback sack.
On Sept. 29, Emmetsburg downed Western Christian 30-28 in fight to the finish.
The E’Hawks scored first off a 35 yard pass from Schutles to Austin Oppenheimer, and Schultes tagged on the conversion run.
Bobby Gappa would spark a drive that ended with a seven yard run by Schultes and PAT run by Heldt for a 16-0 lead, but Western would return the kickoff for a score and 16-6 score to end the first half.
In the second half, Schultes would score off a seven yard run and added the conversion for a 24-6 score, before the quarterback broke loose for a 51 yard keeper to make the score 30-6 after the PAT failed.
Western Christian was able to muster a more determined defense in the second half, and stopped the E’Hawks on several occasions. In the meantime, the Wolfpack would get their offense on track and was able to put together several scoring drives to make the game interesting.
Bobby Gappa would rack up 115 yards off 19 carries in the win, while Cory Schultes added 103 yards off nine carries. Jacob Stubbs would added 61 yards off five rushes in the win and Arthur Heldt added 20 yards off six carries.
Cory Schultes completed three out of five passing attempts for 66 yards in the win.
Emmetsburg’s defensive effort saw Jacob Stubbs come up with a pass interception, while Ben McCain and Nick Wuebker combined to tally a quarterback sack. Cory Schultes would add a fumble recovery to the effort.
The sophomores were 5-0 going into the rescheduled game with LeMars, that was originally set for Monday, Oct. 7. The E’Hawks travel to Algona on Oct. 13.