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October 11, 2017 Lone Tree football cruises to another district win
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Lone Tree put up more than 55-points for a fourth time this season in a 78-38 explosion of offense against Easton Valley.

The Lone Tree rushing game racked up the points despite the heavy rain in Preston as the team combined for eight rushing touchdowns on the night against a porous Easton Valley defense.

The scoring was relatively steady for Lone Tree as they had 14 points in the first quarter, 20 in the second, 24 in the third and 20 in the fourth quarter of the blowout.

Bryce Houser rushed the ball 31 yards for 250 yards and five touchdowns with his longest touchdown of the night going for 53 yards. Also adding rushing touchdowns were Avery Knock who had eight rushes for 58 yards and one score and Aaron Slaughter who had 10 rushes for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

The lone passing touchdown came from Harmon Miller to Brock Smith. Miller was 4-11 for 88 yards and one touchdown and Smith caught three of those balls for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Keegan Edwards had a 15 yard interception return for a touchdown in the game and Avery Knock took back a kick return 60 yards for a touchdown.

The Lone Tree defense also had quite the night as Brock Smith took over and had 12 total tackles including 5 sacks and one additional tackle for loss. Wesley Hotz and Cale Yoder added sacks as well.

Austin Marshek went 2-4 on extra points and Lone Tree converted four two-point conversions on Friday.

Lone Tree now will face their most important test of the season in a home game against Iowa Valley that could clinch a spot in the playoffs. A 62-38 loss to Iowa Valley last year kept Lone Tree out of the playoffs.

Through their eight games Bryce Houser is leading the team with 128 rushing yards per game and has 22 rushing touchdowns so far this season.

In the passing attack Harmon Miller is 44-88 for 788 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception. Brock Smith is 4-5 for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith is also the leading receiver for the Lions and has caught 18 passes for 402 yards and five touchdowns. Keegan Edwards doesn’t have as many yards or catches with 9 receptions for 203 yards but matches Smith with five touchdowns. Other Lions with touchdown catches include Avery Knock, Matthew Selck, Houser and Aaron Slaughter.

Casey Shalla leads the team with three interceptions and one interception return for a touchdown.

Kicker Austin Marshek is 27-for-38 on the year on point after attempts and has not attempted a field goal this season.

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