Spirit Lake Football Starts Season With A Win

Fri 8-25-2017

Spirit Lake defeated Estherville-Lincoln Central 29-12 in week one of the high school football season.  The Indians got a one yard touchdown run by Kyler Rieck and a nine yard touchdown run by Nick Christensen to lead 14-0 after the first quarter.  The Midgets got on the board in the second quarter with a 35 yard touchdown catch by Bennett Loock but later gave up a safety to trail 16-6 at halftime.  Spirit Lake added a pair of field goals by Ben Steffens and a 14 yard touchdown catch by Spencer Newman in the second half.  Christensen was 17-of-32 passing for 145 yards for the Indians.  Alex Van Dyke had six catches for 54 yards.  Spirit Lake is 1-0.  They travel to Forest City next Friday.  Hear the game on KUOO.  Briar Rowley led the way for ELC with 24 carries for 117 yards.  The Midgets host Emmetsburg next Friday.  Hear that game on Y100.