Hall, Wolverines hold off Lions

D-NH's Benton Bixby fires off a pass attempt during Friday's game in Clear Lake. (Chris Barragy/Mid-America Publishing photo)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

CLEAR LAKE – Jerek Hall rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-20 victory for Dike-New Hartford football at Clear Lake on Friday.

The Wolverines got back on track after last week’s loss to Grundy Center and improved to 2-1. D-NH is ranked seventh in this week’s Class 1A poll from Radio Iowa and takes on South Hardin in the homecoming game on Friday.

Hall averaged eight yards on 25 carries, including an 87-yard touchdown run. Gus Varney added a score on the ground and Braxten Johnson hauled in a receiving touchdown from Benton Bixby. Bixby threw for 106 yards on 11-of-21 passing and had one interception.

Defensively, the Wolverines held Clear Lake to 36 yards rushing and 146 yards through the air, picking off quarterback Cael Stephany twice, one each for Jayce Jensen and Jace Hall. Nick Reinicke had nine total tackles and Wil Textor made six stops, including three for a loss. Zachry Adelmund added 2.5 tackles for a loss.

South Hardin is coming off its first win this season, 28-7 over winless Iowa Falls-Alden. The Wolverines won last year’s meeting, 42-18, and are 8-0 all time against the Tigers.

D-NH stats

Rushing–Jerek Hall 25-200, 2 TD; Jace Hall 1-9; Benton Bixby 2-8; Gus Varney 5-6, TD.

Passing–Bixby 11-21-1, 106 yards, TD.

Receiving–Braxten Johnson 4-44, TD; Varney 3-28; Devon Lotts 1-25; Ja. Hall 2-9; Je. Hall 1-0.

Tackles (solo-total)–Nick Reinicke 8-9; Wil Textor 5-6; Braxten Johnson 4-5; Micah Walston 5-5; Trevor Folkerts 4-4; Devon Lotts 4-4; Zachry Adelmund 3-4; Cayden Buskohl 3-3.5; Jack Hoehns 3-3.5; Jayce Jensen 1-1.5; Jace Hall 1-1.5; Walker Weedman 1-1; Cole McCumber 1-1; Gus Varney 1-1; Lewis Textor 1-1. TFL–Textor 3, Adelmund 2.5, Hoehns 1.5. INT–Jensen, Ja. Hall.




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