Inman's Josh Miller leads the Teutons to a 39-28 victory over Marion
Inman’s Josh Miller must have felt like he was running against air.
The Teutons’ standout running back unloaded for 282 yards on 31 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead them to a 39-28 victory over Marion Friday night.
Miller has gone over the century mark in each of the first four games.
It was the third win in four games for first-year coach Mike Vernon’s Teutons and they were able to eclipse last year’s victory total.
“I was really proud of the effort,” Vernon said. “They were able to overcome some adversity and never gave up. I’m just so proud of them.”
Justin Friesen also scored and finished with 58 yards. Tyler Cottam had 62 yards, while Cody Seiler had a big defensive game with 11 tackles and an interception.
Little River 72,
Central Christian 28
The Redskins played their JV in the second and third quarters after nearly ending the game in the first half, up 44-6.
Scoring was not available. Coach Paul Dold said he was pleased his team was able to keep its focus even though the outcome was evident from the outset.
Dylan Karraker and Klayton Fielding were lauded for their play at linebacker, while Justin Nelson was credited with a good game to key the offensive line.
The victory improved the Redskins to 4-0.
The Eagles gave up a lot of experience and size, yet hung tough for a half, down just 8-0.
Peabody’s maturity in the end was the difference, as it gradually pulled away.
Canton-Galva coach Jeff Savage, whose team played without injured starting quarterback Cody Savage, was proud of the way his team hung in before finally getting worn down.
Tanner Klingensmith, who was 14 of 23, threw a TD pass to A.J. Medley for the lone Eagle touchdown.
It was Canton-Galva’s first loss after three wins.
Moundridge scored with 16 seconds left in the game, but failed on the 2-point conversion to fall to 0-4 on the year.
It was a wild game throughout, as MHS trailed 14-13 at the half and then in the fourth quarter, both teams scored three times.
Garrett Higgins had a nice game in defeat for the Wildcats, running for two scores and throwing for two more. He had a double-double with 107 yards passing and 103 yards rushing. Colby Badman added 92 yards rushing on just seven carries.
Bennington pounded out 325 yards on the ground and 260-pound fullback B.J. Glanton was a load with 187 yards on 26 carries.
Smoky Valley 13
In what had to be classified as an upset, Haven stunned Smoky Valley, handing the Vikings their first loss of the year after three wins.
Haven used an interception return as a kick-start in the first quarter and led 14-0 at the half.
Ethan Loder scored on a 14-yard run and Jarod DeMott added an eight-yarder for the Vikes.
Haven ran the ball well, with 195 yards.
Smoky had 152 yards, led by Loder with 80.