Spirit Lake Dominates in Cherokee

Fri 9-26-2014

Cherokee celebrated homecoming this week, but it was the Spirit Lake Indians who were celebrating after the win Friday night by a final of 47-0. The Indians entered the night undefeated, ranked #2 in 2A. This win moves to 5-0 on the season.

Spirit Lake scored on their first drive as Josh Hofstra capped it off with a 17 yard carry for the touchdown. On their next drive, Alec Henrickson hit Austin Folsom in stride for a 69 yard touchdown pass. Later in the first, Caleb Jennings added a 53 yard carry for the touchdown. On the first play on the next Cherokee drive, Spirit Lake forced the fumble deep in Cherokee territory, and Blake Enderson returned it 24 yards for the touchdown. Spirit Lake led 28-0 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Austin Folsom took a direct snap and carried the ball 65 yards for the rushing touchdown. The Indians led 35-0 at the half.

In the second half, Spirit Lake added two more touchdowns. Trevor Jensen had a 8 yard carry for a touchdown and Zane Bosch added a 46 rush for the touchdown. In the end, Spirit Lake backed up their Homecoming shutout last week with another shutout this week.

Spirit Lake is back at home Friday for a matchup with the other unbeaten team in the district, Sioux Center.

Key Stats:

Total Offense: 139 passing yards, 234 rushing yards, 374 total yards
Total Defense: 1 interception, 3 fumble recoveries, 8 sacks, 83 passing yards allowed, -29 rushing yards allowed, 54 total yards allowed

Alec Henrickson: 5/13, 139 yards, 2TD, 1INT
Josh Hofstra: 11 carries for 40 yards, 1 TD
Austin Folsom: 2 catches for 76 yards and 1 TD; 1 carry for 60 yards and 1 TD
Blake Enderson and Justin Jones: each had 2 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

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