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Wolves Take Down Raiders in Rivalry Matchup

Updated: Apr 11

It was beautiful weather Friday afternoon for football as the Medicine Valley Raiders played host to their rival, the Maywood-Hayes Center Wolves. The Wolves were able to come in and snatch a victory 70-36 over the Raiders.

In the first quarter, you would have never guessed that the final score was going to be what it was. Maywood-Hayes Center was able to score with 8:50 to go in the initial quarter on an eight-yard touchdown run by Sawyer Dibbern. The extra point was good and the Wolves led 7-0.

No other scoring took place as both teams struggled to move the ball.

In the second quarter though, the offenses took off, to say the least, 63 points were scored. Kody Schwenk scored from a yard out a the beginning of the quarter to go up 14-0. Medicine Valley was able to counter as Brody Senff caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Mason Roblee to get on the board. The two-point conversion was good and it was 14-8.

On the next possession, MHC fumbled and the Raiders were back in business with just over nine minutes to go before halftime. A few plays later, Austin Roblee scored from five yards out, the conversion was good and the Raiders led 16-14. Maywood-Hayes Center was able to counter with a touchdown at the 5:08 mark as Saywer Dibbern punched it in and the Wolves led 22-16 after the two-point conversion.

The Raiders continued to hang around, as Austin Roblee scored again, this time from a yard out with 3:27 to go in the second, and it was tied at 22-22.

From here, the Wolves took control of the game.

Schwenk found Jeremiah Ingison on a 29-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 28-22 with 3:04 to go before halftime. It looked like we were in for a classic back-and-forth rivalry game as both teams were matching one another.

Medicine Valley wanted to be aggressive before the half, and it did cost them as they threw an interception on back-to-back possessions. The first pick was taken back for a touchdown by Grady Erickson from 28 yards out. Then, Kade Broz took the next interception and returned it all the way to the Medicine Valley five-yard line. On the next play, Schwenk ran it in from five yards out. All of a sudden it was 42-22 with 2:25 in the second quarter.

Medicine Valley again tried to move the ball before halftime but ended up allowing MHC to have another possession. Schwenk was able to find Ingison again, this time from 45 yards away. Going into the break, the Wolves led 48-22.

Out of the break, the Wolves continued the aerial attack as Schwenk found his favorite target again, Ingison from 22 yards away. They converted on the two-point conversion and they led 56-22. The Raiders came out of the half looking to put up some points and they did. Mason Roblee scored from 15 yards out with 5:48 to go in the third. The two-point conversion was good and they trailed 56-30. Before the end of the third quarter, MHC scored again as Jaxson Anders ran it in from 59 yards, and going into the final stanza the Wolves had a commanding 62-30 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Grady Erickson scored again for MHC on a 16-yard run with just under nine minutes to go. The two-point conversion was good and it was 70-30. Later in the quarter, Medicine Valley got don't he board one more time as Austin Roblee rushed in for the Raiders to get us to the final score of 70-36.

It was a solid performance for the Wolves and Head Coach Jeff Erickson was pleased with his team's performance especially when Medicine Valley countered with big plays in the game. "I'm glad the way the boys responded when they kind of had their backs against the wall...they battled through it and we came out on top so I guess I'm happy about that."

Unofficially for Maywood-Hayes Center, had 391 yards of offense, 251 of them on the ground. Sawyer Dibbern had 75 yards and two scores and Jaxson Anders had 83 yards on the ground and a score to lead the attack. Kody Schwenk was a dual-threat with 40 yards rushing with two touchdowns and then 140 yards passing with 3 touchdowns. His big target was Jeremiah Ingison with 140 yards and three touchdowns.

The defense was key in terms of getting after the quarterback as the Wolves had seven sacks.

For Medicine Valley, Mason Roblee was also a dual-threat. He threw for 176 yards and a touchdown, he did throw a pair of picks, but ran for 74 yards and a touchdown too. Austin Roblee had 17 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Brody Senff had 80 yards receiving and a touchdown. Ethan Brown had two catches for 80 yards too. As a team, they had 280 yards of offense.

Maywood-Hayes Center is now 2-2 and will face Loomis at home next week. Medicine Valley falls to 0-4 and will play Dundy County Stratton on the road Thursday.


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