Spirit Lake Begins District Play with Win Over CL/G-LR
The #4 ranked Spirit Lake Indians traveled to Rock Rapids and knocked off their first district opponent of the season, #8 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, by a final of 41-14. Austin Folsom had another huge game, with 5 touchdown receptions from Alec Henrickson. Spirit Lake's stingy defense also wreaked havoc on the offense of the Lions.
The Indians were tied at 7 after the first quarter thanks to two quick touchdowns from both offenses, a 5 yard carry for CJ Roths of the Lions and a 31 yard reception by Austin Folsom of the Indians.
Spirit Lake added 2 scores in the second quarter, a 47 yard touchdown reception by Austin Folsom, and a blocked punt by Logan Backhaus that Justin Jones returned for the touchdown. At the half, the Indians led 21-7.
Spirit Lake fumbled the ball away on their first play of the second half. The Lions added a 1 yard touchdown rush by QB Pete Menage to close it to within 7. After another Spirit Lake fumble, CLGLR had a chance to tie, but came up short. Folsom added two more touchdown catches in the third quarter and another one in the fourth (71 yard TD, 38 yard TD, and 11 yard TD). Spirit Lake sailed from there, winning 41-14.
The Indians advanced to 3-0 and are at home next week for their Homecoming game against Okoboji. KUOO will carry that game Friday night beginning with the pregame show at 6:45.