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After waiting around for nearly two and a half hours due to a weather delay, the Lone Tree offense didn’t wait nearly as long to score an onslaught of points.
The Lions put up 50 points in the first quarter, taking advantage of their own surging offense and Tri-County’s miscues. After that, the game went to eight minute quarters and a running clock to finish out the game and escape a downpour of rain.
“I will credit our guys with being ready to play when the weather finally allowed,” Lone Tree coach Aaron Bohr said. “Our players were ready to go all night and when they finally got their chance to play they took advantage of the opportunity.”
Eight different Lions accounted for eight touchdowns in the 57-0 rout of Tri-County, giving Lone Tree their first win after dropping four straight. It was the first rushing touchdown of the season for seniors Avery Knock and Dwayne Drayfahl. Knock went in on a 25-yard score and Drayfahl from two yards out.
Ty Griffin, Bryce Houser and Alex Viner also scored rushing touchdowns on the night.
Senior Austin Marshek caught his first receiving touchdown of the season and Caleb Yoder had a 16-yard reception for a touchdown as well.
Chance Vaughan threw his first touchdown pass of the season, coming on in relief for Harmon Miller. Vaughan hit Yoder for a 16-yard score.
Bohr said it was a great opportunity for the junior varsity players to get playing time, because due to some scheduling and weather issues the junior varsity team hasn’t been able to play their full schedule this year.
“I was very pleased that our backups were able to see significant playing time because they have worked hard all year, and due to circumstances beyond their control, they haven’t been able to play a full slate of JV games,” he said.
Austin Marshek was 7-7 on point after kicks, putting him at 15-18 for the season, good for 83 percent and sixth overall in 8-player.
Lone Tree will now be on the road for their final two games of the season. This week they will travel to Winfield to take on Winfield-Mount Union. They sit with a 2-5 record and have the potential to get to 4-5 by the end of the year.
“I am very proud of how our guys have continued to work hard and have grown as leaders throughout the season,” Bohr said.
Harmon Miller 1-2, 7 yards 1 TD
Chance Vaughan 2-3, 20 yards 1 TD
Alex Viner 1-46 yards 1 TD
Bryce Houser 2-37 yards 1 TD
Caleb Yoder, 1-16 yards 1 TD
Austin Marshek 1-7yards 1 TD
Moses Martinez 4 tackles, 2 TFL
Tim Mills 2 tackles, 2 TFL