In the season-opener the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles blanked the Cross County Cougars 54-0 in eight-man football action Friday, August 30 at Bruning in a win ignited by a 16-0 first-quarter.
The Eagles forced five Cross County turnovers to provide a big assist for the victory.
“We won’t really learn too much about ourselves until this week against Giltner,” said Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Coach Mark Rotter. “Hopefully we’ll redeem ourselves a little bit from last year.”
T.J. Krupicka returned three punts for 87 yards and one kick return for eight yards. “T J. is gaining confidence every week as a returner and is going to be a definite weapon on our return team,” said Coach Shipley.
The Eagles jumped ahead 16-0 after the first quarter, led 40-0 at halftime, and then held a lead of 48-0 after the third quarter.
“Freshman Kale Kleinschmidt showed his aggressiveness on offense and defense by scoring a rushing TD and returning a fumble for a TD,” said Coach Ardissono.
First Downs: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley-4, Cross County-4.
Total Yards: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley-262, Cross County-70.
Rushes-Yards: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 27-184, Cross County 37-63.
Yards Passing: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley-78, Cross County-7.
Turnovers: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley-0, Cross County-5.
Penalties-Yards: Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 4-35, Cross County 7-35.
Rushing-Kleinschmidt 77, Tegtmeier 70, Schoenholz 15.
Passing-Norder 71, Tegtmeier 7.
Receiving-Schoenholz 60, Rohr 9, Krupicka 7.
Tackles-Christensen 9, Rohr 6, Elznic 5, Smith 5, Schulte 5, Ahrens 6.