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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Page 8 Chargers racked up 496 yards for a 46-20 win liege By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- The Chargers started the 2009 sea- son with a big win over E d g e r t o n Ellsworth Thursday night for the home opener. The Chargers out gunned the newly paired Flying Dutchmen with a balanced offense and a stubborn defense. On defense the Chargers held the Dutchmen to 108 yards. "That was a fun ballgame for our kids and a good way to start the season," W-WG co- head coach Carter Ross said after the game. "Our offen- sive line did a great job, and we were able to spread the ball around and get several players involved. We had a nice offensive mix and moved the ball very well." With the stats looking quite lopsided for the Chargers, stats don't always reveal the whole story. In the first quarter EE's Jordan Gunnick returned a pair of kick returns for touch- downs. Gunnick took the opening kickoff 94 yards for the first score of the night. The Chargers took little time countering the score when quarterback Mason Comnick engineered a 73 yard scoring drive tossing a 21 yard ariel to Aaron Theisen and a 51 yard dash by Garett Amundson to knot the score at six a piece. "I thought answering that opening touchdown with a scoring drive of our own was a real confidence-booster for us," W-WG co-head coach Leo Theisen said. "That was a key element for us, and we really played a solid game overall. We played some good football, especially in the sec- ond half." Then the Dutchmen came back with 73 yard scoring drive of their own. The Dutchmen upped the score on a seven yard run by quarter- back Dylan Voge. After a suc- cessful two point conversion the Dutchmen lead 14-6. The Chargei's responded with a 61 yard possession capped by a 3 yard touchdown run by Kyle West. Comnick added the two point conver- sion on a quarterback keeper to knot the score at 14-14. In the second quarter the Chargers upped the ante by scoring a pair of touchdowns. With just under four minutes left in the second quarter, Comnick found Spencer Knott on the sideline and Knot ran it 52 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt failed. On the next Dutchmen possession defensive lineman Levi Brummer recovered a fumble for the Chargers at the 21 of the Dutchmen. Comnick took advantage of the great field possession firing a touchdown strike to Aaron Theisen. The two point attempt failed but the Chargers upped their lead to 26-14. Just before the quarter closed Gunnick returned a second touchdown on an 88 yard kickoff return. The score put the Dutchmen within six points as the half came to a close. In the second half the Charger defense dominated the line of scrimmage holding the Dutchmen scoreless the rest of the game. The Chargers were hardly finished for the night. After a neatly scoreless third quarter Amundson dashed into the A Charger runner uses a stiff arm against er last Thursday night. an Edgerton EIIsworth play- Weekly prize of $10 RULES OF THE GAME To enter just check the winning team for each game on the official blank below and put down the scores for the "Special Game" only, listed at the bottom. You may bring your entry to the Westbrook Sentinel office or Oleson's Mercantile (Variety Store), before closing time on Friday afternoon or you may mail it to Sentinel Tribune, Box 98, Westbrook, MN 56183, before the post office closes on Friday afternoon. Entries must have a Friday date stamped on the envelope by the Post Office. Because of our Monday deadline, entries mailed on time, but not delivered by the post office until Tuesday, will NOT be eligible for lthe weekly prizes, but will be included for the overall standings. All eligible entries will be judged by members of the newspaper staff and decisions of the judges is final. In case of ties, drawings will determine the winning place. Contest is open to everyone except employees of Sentinel Tribune, and their immediate families. Entries will receive one point for each correct game, including the Special Game which will also be used as a tie breaker. Total points will accumulate each week and the top point getters will be listed each week, Mong with the names of the weekly win- ners. Entry forms may be reproduced on a copier, but limit one entry per person. Extra entry forms available in the Westbrook office. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM WEEK OF September 7, 2009 NAME _ __ Address City Check the Winners Only end zone for a score with just directing our offense." 12 ticks left on the clock. "Our defense really did a Amundson also carried in the nice job of getting in the back- two point conversion to put field and disrupting some the Chargers up 34-20, things," Leo Theisen said. Theisen got the ball back "We stopped the run well and for the Chargers on a diving we also applied some pressure interception. Comnick then on their quarterback. It was directed a 55 yard drive scor- just a nice all-around team ing on a one yard dive into effort for our team." the end zone. The extra point Mitchell Comnick capped was no good but the Chargers the scoring with a 62 yard upped their lead to 40-20. catch and run adding another "Mason had some big-six to the tally with a final time throws and didn't miss score of 46-20. many receivers when they Jake Comnick had a four were open," Ross said. "He sack night for the Chargers. also looked good running the Kyle West tallied 6 tackles, ball and did a great job of two sacks, and an intercep- WHIz WALKER $z... It's time to sharpen your pencils for the Sentinel Tribune Football Contest. Send in your entries and win a weekly prize of $10.00 cash, and as Yogi says that's the same as money. The Gophers managed to eak out a win against Syracuse last week. That is a good way to start. However they have a tough schedule in the Big Ten, IA Lakes Community College spring graduate Iowa Lakes Community College held its Spring Commencement ceremo- ny on Friday, May 15, 2009, on the Estherville campus. Ashley Jenniges, Walnut Grove, MN, Diplomal Practical Nursing, Cum laude was among the graduates. School Menus and I don't think that new stadium will help. The Vikings lost a fairly meaningless game last week, although Brett Favre did not play. I am cau- tiously optimistic about their season, they seem to have all the tools to work with for a great season. tion. Mason Comnick picked up 7 tackles. Theisen had two interceptions. The Chargers will host Alden Conger this Friday night. Both teams are 1-0 for the season. 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