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Bluejays Conquer Madison Dragons

by Rhayna Waldner


The Pierce High football team played the Madison Dragons for their last regular season game on Friday, October 20, at home. Not struggling with the Dragons throughout the entire game, the Bluejays were able to defeat Madison 73-14.

In the first quarter of the game, the Jays were able to score 34 points on the Dragons. Collin Tinker had two touchdown runs that were 22 and 26 yards, respectively, with Devan Roth made the extra points after each. Cody Yawn had a three-yard touchdown run, and Carson Oestreich had a 25-yard touchdown run, with Devan Roth Making the extra points after. Also scoring this quarter for the Jays was Dalton Freeman, who had a 15-yard touchdown run.

The Jays kept pushing throughout the second quarter of the game and scored 26 more unanswered points. Freeman threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Oestreich with Devan Roth making the extra point after, and Ashton Wragge had a 21-yard touchdown run. Yawn took a 30-yard interception return in for a touchdown, and Dylan Delka had a 14-yard touchdown run with Devan Roth making the extra point after. At halftime, the score was 60-0.

Coming out of halftime, the Jays scored 13 points. In the third quarter, freshman David Dale had a 16-yard touchdown run. In the fourth quarter, Jordan Sims had a 29-yard touchdown run with Dean Orwig making the extra point after. The Dragons were able to score their only points on the night in this quarter with two touchdowns.

Individually for the Jays, Dale led the team in rushing yards with 82, and Collin Tinker had 55. Sims took a kickoff return 23, yards and Seth Valverde had a return that was 50 yards. Jakob Edins and Yawn each had one interception. Kage Heisinger and Dysen Roth each had one fumble recovery, and Brett Tinker had two. Delka and Jakob Meier led with eight tackles apiece.

“I was proud of our boys’ effort on Friday against Madison. All of our seniors had an opportunity to start, and all of them performed very well,” Coach Mark Brahmer said. “We are excited to make the playoffs this season. Our boys have worked hard to get to this point, and we will work very hard to represent our community positively.”

The Jays will be on the road for the first round of playoffs on Friday, October 27, against Fairbury.

Freshman-Sophomore Jays Fall to Blue Devils


In their final game of the season, the freshman-sophomore football team faced off with the Wayne Blue Devils at home on Monday, October 16. The Jays ended with a loss of 8-16.

Wayne took the lead early on, scoring a touchdown and two-point conversion in the first half while holding Pierce scoreless. But, in the second half, the Jays managed to get on the board as Logan Moeller scored on a one-yard run after Dylan Kuehler had a sack and fumble recovery to put the Jays in scoring position, and Jeremiah Kruntorad added the two-point conversion. The Blue Devils, however, managed to score one more time and capitalize on a two-point conversion to take the win.

The freshman-sophomore Jays ended their season with a winning record of 3-2.


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