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Bluejays Defeat Rival Knights

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by Tazlynn Sporleder   


The Pierce football team took on Norfolk Catholic on Friday, August 24, for their first game of the season. The Bluejays came out on top with a final score of  48-29.

In the first quarter, Pierce had two touchdowns while holding the Knights to just one. Dalton Freeman had a scramble run for a touchdown, and Devan Roth kicked for the extra point. Carson Oestreich had a reception pass for the second touchdown, and Roth had the extra point.  The score at the end of the first quarter read 14-6 after one Knight touchdown.

In the second quarter, Pierce had two more touchdowns while holding Norfolk Catholic to just two points from a safety. Brett Tinker had a long run to make a touchdown, and Roth’s point after was good. Dalton Freeman had another scramble run to the endzone to make the score 28-8.

In the third quarter, Norfolk Catholic outscored the Bluejays two touchdowns to one, but the Jays remained in the lead. Oestreich had yet another touchdown, and Roth kicked for the extra point. The score at the end of the third quarter was 34-22.

In the fourth quarter, Pierce sealed their decisive victory with two touchdowns while the Knights scored one touchdown. Freeman had two running touchdowns, and Roth kicked for extra points after both. The final score of the game was 48-29.

Dalton Freeman led the team in rushing touchdowns with four. Brett Tinker had 128 rushing yards for the night. Freeman also led the team in passing with four complete passes. Oestreich two catches for 37 yards. Seth Valverde had an interception. Jadon Magdanz and Carter Rohrich both had one sack. Tinker led the team with 13 tackles.

Coach Mark Brahmar said, “We are thrilled with the victory but know it’s just the first step.  Each game holds equal importance, and we’ve stressed to our players to stay hungry and continue to strive to be elite in everything we do.”

The next football game is Friday, August 31, at Arlington.


Pierce Public Schools 201 N. Sunset St. Pierce, NE  68767

402.329.6217 Fax: 402.329.4678

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