Wheaton unravels Underwood 20-7Published 10:05am Saturday, September 14, 2013
With only 185 yards of total offense, the Underwood Rockets had trouble finding the end zone, going scoreless for the first three quarters in Friday’s match up against #6 (nine-man) Wheaton/Herman-Norcross. The Rockets fell to the Warriors on the road 20-7.
Wheaton struck first when Cameron Maudal pushed the ball across the goal line from a yard out with just under two minutes to go in the first quarter. Just over a minute later, the Warriors stepped into the end zone for another score with a 58 yard burst by Maudal. A two-point conversion made it a 14-0 game at the end of the first quarter.
Carter Thiel ran for another Warrior touchdown with a 1:16 left in the half. With the score, the Warriors held a commanding 20-0 lead heading into the break.
The Rockets put the lid on the Warrior offense in the second half, keeping Wheaton out of the end zone for the final two quarters. The problem came in their lack of production, as the Rockets only managed to score in the fourth quarter as Matt Biegler ran in from 4 yards out.
Noah Thompson led the Rockets offensively with 130 yards on the ground with 28 carries. Thompson also had nine and a half tackles for Underwood defensively.
Max Kollar led the Rocket defense with 13.5 tackles. Joe Onstad contributed six and a half tackles and LeRoy Hauge had five. Hauge also recorded the only sack for the Rockets on the night.
The Rockets will be in action again on Friday when they take on rival Ashby in Underwood at 7 p.m.