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Dundy County Stratton Tigers Shutout Hitchcock County Falcons on Homecoming Night

It was a brisk evening in Trenton as the Hitchcock County Falcons played host to the #3 rated Dundy County Stratton Tigers on homecoming night. It was a physical battle in which the Tigers came in and won big, with the final score reading 42-0 behind a big game from Ethan Latta, and the victory more than solidified DCS as the D2-8 District Champs.

In the first quarter, it was tough, tough sledding for both teams. DCS was able to move the ball a little here and there, but every time they would get something going, the Falcons would get tough on defense. The Falcons appeared to have some momentum after a monster fumble recovery, but couldn't turn it into points. After the first quarter, it was all knotted up at 0-0.

In the second quarter, DCS began to find some rhythm. About halfway through the second period, the Tigers got on the board on a one-yard touchdown run from Latta and they led 6-0 with 6:09 to go in the first half. The Tigers then got a stop on defense and turned it into more points. With four minutes to go in the half, Latta sprinted in from 54 yards away, and the two-point conversion was good and at halftime DCS led 14-0.

The teams traded possessions before the end of the second quarter and no points were scored.

In the third quarter, the Tigers came out swinging. At the 9:52 mark in the third, Lane Brown found Brodie Rogers on a nice 45-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion was good again and the Tigers began to open things up and they led 22-0.

The defense from the Tigers remained strong on defense. The Falcons continued to try and loosen up that defense with the run game, but could not do so.

DCS went into the final quarter leading 22-0.

In the first few seconds of the fourth quarter, Latta again found the endzone, this time from 11 yards away, and the lead ballooned to 30-0 after the two-point conversion. Just over two minutes later, the Tigers again scored on a big play and it was the connection of Brown to Rogers from 45 yards away. The Tigers led 36-0 with 9:23 remaining in the game.

It was another 43-yard play a few minutes later from DCS as Latta scored on a long run to round out the scoring at 42-0.

The Tigers played an excellent game, Mike Spargo, Head Coach of the Tigers said there is plenty to clean up. He also mentioned that he was pleased with how his defense played. You can hear his comments below in the video.

The Falcons battled hard until the end, and this young group is only going to get better and better.

Unofficially Hitchcock County had 82 yards of total offense in the game. Karson Schuler had 32 yards rushing on nine carries and Jaxon Unrein had 24 yards on 15 carries.

For DCS, unofficially, they had 364 yards of offense, and again, Latta was fantastic. He had 173 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the game. Lane Brown was 10-16 passing with 143 yards and two scores. His go-to receiver was Brodie Rogers as he snared five passes for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The Falcons are 3-4 and will play Medicine Valley on Thursday.

DCS is 7-0 and will play Maywood-Hayes Center on Thursday.


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