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SENTINEL TRIBUNE SPORTS Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Page 9 Chargers out-gunned by Raiders .33-14 Mistakes in the first half put the Chargers behind the 8 ball against Nicollet By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune NICOLLET -- It was a dark and windy night at Nicollet as the Chargers took on the Nicollet Raiders. A very strong wind made conditions tough for passing, but despite that, quarterback, John Elzenga threw for 205 yards and a touchdown. In the first quarter the two teams battled for field position with neither gaining much advantage. Then the Raiders recovered a Charger fumble at their own 15 yard line. On fourth downthe Raiders connected with a 6 yard pass to the end zone. After kick- ing the extra point the Raiders took a 7-0 lead. Midway through the second quar- ter it looked like the Chargers had scored on a half back option with Jake Comnick completing a 27 yard pass to Andy Merrick. Unfortunately there was a motion penalty and it was called back. Again the two teams swapped possessions, but with about a minute to play in the half the Raiders scored again on a 26 yard pass, and added the extra point via a kick upping the Raiders lead to 14-0. On their second possession of the third quarter the Chargers had a good drive stopped when the Raiders picked off an Elzenga pass at the 12 yard line. The Chargers then forced a punt but ended up going three and out and had to punt back to the Raiders. The Raiders on the next play completed a 70 yard pass play for a touchdown, the extra point failed but Charger defense went after a Raider ball carrier in the first half of the game last Friday night at Nicollet. Charger Dylan Jenniges was challenged by a Nicollet defender as he hauled in this pass during the game last Friday night. the Raiders upped their lead to 20-0. On the next series the Chargers got on the board scoring on a 65 yard pass from Elzenga to Nick Lehnhoff. The two point conversion failed but the Chargers narrowed the gap to 20-6. In the fourth quarter the Chargers added a touchdown and 2 point con- version on a 12 yard run by Comnick and extra point run by Lehnhoff. However the Raiders put the game on ice scoring two more touchdowns and one extra point to make the final score 33-14. Passing: Elzenga completed 20 of 36 for 205 yards and a touchdown. Rushing: Comnick was 110 yards on 20 carries and 1 TD; Merrick had 20 yards on 9 carries; Elzenga had 42 yards on 12 carries; Lehnhoff had 3 yards and an extra point. Receiving: Comnick 9 catches for 77 yards; Lehnhoff had 5 catches for 85 yards and a TD; Aaron Hass had 2 catches for 20 yards; Merrick had 2 for 14 yards; Jenniges had 1 for 8 yards. Punting: Comnick had 3 for 80 yards. Punt returns: Merrick had 1 for 18. Kickoff returns: Comnick had 2 for 30; Merrick had 2 for 30. Defense: Comnick had 11 tackles and 2 sacks; Lehnhoff had 8 and a fumble recovery; Derick Ourada had 8 and a sack; Bunting had 6 and fumble recovery; Dylan Jenniges had 6 and an interception; Matt Otto had 6; David McClellan had 5; Shane Buchmann had 4. This Friday the Chargers will take on the number one ranked team Edgerton Ellsworth at WWG. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM Sentinel Tribune FOOTBALL CONTEST WHIZ WALKER SEZ... Isaac Wahl was our winner for the past week. He was the only picker to have 17 right. He also moved into sole possession of the overall lead. Just a note to contestants, there were two pickers that left one or more games unselected. So, if you are going to think about a pick, be sure to go back and pick it. One picker only picked one of the college games. So be sure you look over your picks before sending them to us. Gee... nobody picked the Gophers to win last week, so everyone got that one right. Surprisingly there was more that picked the Vikings over Arizona rather than the other way around. The "law of averages" and "any given Sunday" finally kicked in I guess. Whiz Leaders: Isaac Wahl 60 Leo Theisen 59 Kristi Butler 58 Ron Kottke 58 Josh Kottke 57 Carter Ross 57 Mark Evers 56 Storden, MN Phone 507-445-3417 507-859-2154 507-274-5962 Walnut Grove Westbrook ' rlllJa ,,o3 601 1st Ave Westbrook, Mn. 507-274-6114 Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 9am-2pm 174781 Serving our local customers Westbrook, MN 507-274-5555 .... 803 1st Avenue [  800-410-1859  Westbrook, MN. 507.274.6561 1,,1 000e-274-6136 ,= RULES OF THE GAME To enter just fill in the circle of the winning team for each game on the official blank belowand put! down the scores for the "Special Game" only, listed! at the bottom. You may bring your entry to thel Westbrook Sentinel office or Oleson's Mercantile (Variety Store), before closing time on Friday after- noon 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 the weeklyi prize, but will be included for the overall standings.i 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 winner. 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, along with the names of the weekly winner. Entry forms may be reproduced on a copier, but limit one entry per person. Extra entry forms avail- able in the Westbrook office. WEEK OF October 10, 2011 NAME Address City, Zip Fill Circle of the Winners Only HIGH SCHOOL EDGERTON ELLS 0 WWG 0 RRC 0 WABASSO 0 TMB 0 RTR 0 COLLEGE OKLAHOMA STATE 0 TEXAS OHIO STATE Q ILLINOIS MICHIGAN 0 MICH STATE IOWA STATE 0 MISSOURI CLEMSON 0 MARYLAND COLORADO 0 WASHINGTON PURDUE 0 PENN STATE PRO CAROLINA O ATLANTA INDIANAPOLIS O CINCINNATI SAN FRANCISCO O DETROIT ST. LOUIS O GREEN BAY BUFFALO O N.Y. GIANTS JACKSONVILLE O PITTSBURGH PHILADELPHIA O WASHINGTON HOUSTON O BALTIMORE ;LEVELAND . O OAKLAND Tm Breaker VIKINGS CHICAGO PICK THE SCORE IN THIS GAME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 , y t