Mistakes Costly for Cougars

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

“We were our own worse enemy.  Fumbles and penalties did us in.”  Coach Dan Maresh’s comments show his dismay at how his young team played in a 46-8 loss to Emerson-Hubbard.


Northeast took the opening kickoff and marched down the field.  The drive came to a halt with a fumble at the one yard line.  The fumble set the tone for the night as two plays later the Pirates scored on a 77 yard run.


A second fumble produced a scoop and score for Emerson -Hubbard.  Four penalties stalled the offense as they  set the Cougars back 43 yards.


Dylan Hardeman’s touchdown run and PAT by Montana Riecken did not come until the fourth quarter.   By that time the Pirates had their commanding lead of forty-six points.


The Cougars amassed 290 yard during the game.  They got 188 on the ground and added another 102 through the air.  Emerson-Hubbard rushed for 315 of their 349 total yards.


Dylan Hardeman picked up 101 of the rushing yards with a long run of 35 yards.  The Pirates kept Chevy Henneman under control as he was limited to 92 yards on 26 carries.


Henneman passed for 102  yards on 6 completions.  John Whitaker, Dylan Hardeman, Montana Riecken and Jayden Vetick were on the receiving end.


Chevy Henneman led the defense with 8 tackles.  Montana Riecken and  Tyler Hardeman had 7.  Tyler Hardeman and Joey O’Connor shared a sack.


The Cougars will take a 2-5 record into the season’s final game.  They will host Wynot who clinched the District-1 title with a win over Bancroft-Rosalie last week.  The Blue Devils have a 5-2 record and are undefeated  in district play.  Emerson-Hubbard has a 4-3 record after their win over the Cougars.


E-H                  13        19        14        0          -46

LDNE              0          0          0          8          -8



Carries Yards   TDs

Chevy H                       26        92        0

Dylan H                        15        101      1

Montana R                   1          -5         0



Att       Comp   Yards   TDs

Chevy H                       15        6          102      0



Rec      Yards   TDS

Dylan H                        1          6          0

Jacob W                      1          4          0

Jayden V                      2          33        0

Montana R                   2          59        0




Solo     Assisted           Total Tackles

Dylan H            3          1                      4

Jayden V          2          2                      4

Montana R       6          1                      7

Tyler H 4          3                      7

Bren S              1          0                      1

Chevy H           6          2                      8

Joey O             1          1                      2

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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