The St. Mary’s Cardinals hosted the Niobrara/Verdigre Cougars and to not be politically correct it was a slaughter at best.
The Cards had a total of 434 yards for 82 points while the Cougars had 279 putting up 28 points against a mixture of secondary players in the third and fourth quarters of the game.
Aidan Hedstrom had a total of 178 yards rushing for 117 and passed for 61 yards and 16 points; Grant Winkelbauer 121 yards rushing and 20 yards from the pass for 141 yards and 34 points; Tate Thompson 46 yards rushing and seven from the pass for 53 yards and 14 points; Connor Semin 18 yards rushing and 34 yards from the pass for 52 yards for two points; Isaac Everitt with 34 yards rushing and eight points; Dalton Alder 29 yards rushing and six points; Wyatt Scofield eight yards rushing and two points.
Winkelbauer led the Cards with 14 tackles, Adam Everitt 10 tackles, Thompson nine, Semin, Isaac Everitt and Isaiah Wiese six tackles each, Charles Barlow four tackles, Alder three tackles, Hedstrom, and Scofield two tackles each and Kyle Pribil and Jack Gydesen one tackle each.
The Cards first score came on a 7 yard touchdown pass from Hedstrom to Thompson. The Cougars had a 52 yard touchdown run by Gavin Chohon, Hedstrom got a 3 yard touchdown and 64 yard touchdown in the first and Thompson ran in a 23 yard interception for the touchdown.
Winkelbauer dominated the second quarter running in three separate touchdowns to give the Cards a 62-6 lead at the half. Hedstrom and Isaac Everitt ran in the two point conversions.
Trey Sucha ran in a 24 yard touchdown and then on the kick off Winkelbauer ran in the return for a 75 yard touchdown. Everitt ran in a six yard touchdown with Scofield good for the two point conversion.
Chase Pritchett ran in a 29 yard touchdown and passed to Vesely for a touchdown for the Cougars while Alder ran in a six yard touchdown for the Cards.
The Cards will play the CWC Renegades this Friday for homecoming with a six p.m. start.