L/HMB uses ground attack to beat E/E-K 34-28

Dean Vetter ran for four touchdowns in this game to power the Lions past the Thunder.

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Dean Vetter’s big day on the ground powered Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock team to a 34-28 win over Ellendale/Edgeley-Kulm at Linton High School. The win sees the Lions move to 3-5 on the season. The loss sees the Thunder fall to 1-8 on the season.

The Lions got out to a six to nothing lead before the teams traded points in the second quarter, with EEK tying the game up at six, when junior QB Jacob Nitschke found his senior receiver Adam Nitschke in the end zone. L/HMB would score 14 unanswered, thanks to a pass from junior signal caller Trace King to his third year wide receiver Grant Bosch and a run from senior Dean Vetter from a yard out to take the lead back, making the game 20-6 in favor of L/HMB. EEK would bring the game closer before the half though when Nitschke found junior target Carl Tjernlund from 27 yards out, followed by a successful two-point conversion, to make the game 20-13.

The Thunder got the ball back out of the half and brought the game to within a point when fourth year target Dalton Madcke ran the ball in from 9 yards out. The Lions would respond when Vetter ran the ball in from the two yard line to make the game 26-20. The Thunder would start the final quarter with a score of their own, when Nitschke aired it out to the freshman Joe Kramlich for a 24-yard touchdown to give EEK their first lead of the game, 28-26. The lead wouldn’t last for very long as later in the quarter, Vetter scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the day when he ran it in from six yards out and then scurried in for the two point conversion to make it 34-28 in favor of L/HMB.

EEK 28 L/HMB 34

EEK: 0 14 6 8---28


L/HMB: 6 14 6 8---34


First quarter:

L/HMB: 5 yard rush by Dean Vetter (run failed), 6-0

Second quarter:

EEK: Adam Nitschke 6 yard pass from Jacob Nitschke (run failed), 6-6

L/HMB: Grand Besch 20 yard pass from Trace King (Vetter run), 14-6

L/HMB: 1 yard rush by Vetter (run failed), 20-6


EEK: Carl Tjernlund 27 yard pass from J.Nitschke (Boston Hagen pass from Dalton Madcke), 20-14\

Third quarter:

EEK: Madcke 9 yard run (run failed), 20-20

L/HMB: Vetter 2 yard run (run failed), 26-20

Fourth quarter:

EEK: Joe Kromlich 24 yard pass from J.Nitschke (A.Nitschke pass from J. Nitschke) 28-26

L/HMB: Vetter 6 yard run (Vetter run), 34-28

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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