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Rockets blank Warriors, move on to Fargodome

Published 10:59pm Saturday, October 26, 2013

WHEATON — When the Underwood Rockets left the field in week three, head coach Chuck Ross and his team knew that they had figured out the Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors. Saturday, they had a chance to prove it as the Rockets held the Warriors to 127 total yards on the way to a 21-0 victory.

Fans, who were at the game got their full price of admission in the first half as both teams battled back and forth for field position. Neither team could cross the other’s goal line as the game remained a 0-0 stalemate at half.

Spark would fly in the third quarter as the regular season rushing leader Noah Thompson broke from the back and raced for a 91 yard touchdown to light up the scoreboard and put the Rockets up 6-0.

Underwood’s defense continued to stay stout in the second half and even added a score as Dylan Collins jumped a Cameron Maudal pass and took it 50 yards to pay dirt.

Rockets’ quarterback Adam Creek was able to put the game out of reach as he pulled the ball on an option play and rushed from five yards out for a touchdown.

Thompson finished the game with 27 rushes for 237 yards and a touchdown.

The Rockets will once again look to avenge a early season loss as it travels to the Fargodome to take on the Verndale Pirates, a 52-8 winner over Isle, at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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