Sports

Spirit Lake Dominates on Homecoming

Fri 9-19-2014



Okoboji was without their injured starting quarterback, Alex Heller, and their two backup QBs also, as the Pioneers struggled mightily against #2 Spirit Lake. The Indians dominated in all facets of the game and the scoreboard reflected it with a final of 75-0.

Spirit Lake scored less than a minute into the game thanks to a 10 yard run by Josh Hofstra, his first of three touchdowns in the game. After an onside kick attempt, Spirit Lake got the ball back and Alec Henrickson connected with Homecoming King Trevor Jensen on a 26 yard touchdown pass.

Logan Backhaus added a 1 yard touchdown rush and Austin Folsom had a 79 yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter. Spirit Lake led Okoboji 27-0 at the end of the first. The Indians added six rushing touchdowns in the second quarter. Hofstra and Caleb Jennings both had two, while Dallas Poock and Gavin DeVos each added one touchdown apiece. At the half, Spirit Lake led Okoboji 69-0.

The second half gave players who don't normally see a lot of playing time the chance to make plays. Dillon Reynolds added a 6 yard touchdown carry in the 3rd quarter. There were no scores in the 4th quarter and the game was actually cut a few minutes short due to incoming severe weather. Spirit Lake closed out the dominant performance with a big homecoming win 75-0.

Spirit Lake travels to Cherokee next Friday to take on Washington. That game will be on KUOO. Okoboji hosts MOC-Floyd Valley next week and Q102 will carry the game.

Spirit Lake Stats:
Offense: 303 rushing yards, 165 passing yards, 468 total yards
Defense: 8 forced turnovers, 6 INT, 2 fumble recoveries
Josh Hofstra: 6 carries for 113 yards and 3 touchdowns
Caleb Jennings: 2 carries for 5 yards and 2 touchdowns; 2 catches for 62 yards
Gavin DeVos: 4 carries for 82 yards and 1 touchdown
Alec Henrickson: 7/13, 188 passing yards, 1 touchdown pass, 1 interception
Trevor Jensen: 3 catches for 95 yards, 1 touchdown
Austin Folsom: 79 yard punt return touchdown
Dallas Poock: 2 interceptions, 1 carry for 3 yards and 1 touchdown
Austyn Reynolds: 2 interceptions

Okoboji Stats:
Offense: 32 rushing yards, 28 passing yards, 60 total yards
Defense: 3 fumble recoveries
Jake Dodge: 7/24, 28 passing yards, 6 interceptions
Jon Gidley: 5 carries for 25 yards
Nate Miklo: 4 carries for 14 yards
Holt Hunziker: 4 catches for 28 yards
Preston Harms: 2 fumble recoveries