Winner football team rushed for over 400 yards in a 38-0 victory over Wagner Friday night.
The No. 5 rated team in Class 11B scored all 38 points in the first half including 24 points in the first quarter.
“We needed a good response defensively and we set the tone right away,” said coach Dan Aaker.
Phillip Jorgensen opened the scoring on a 4 yard run. Preston Norrid scored on a 15 yard run and Trevor Peters added a 3-yard TD run.
In the second quarter, Jorgensen scored on a 3 yard run and the final score was a 1 yard run by Norrid.
In the second half, the Warriors subbed down and let a lot of other guys on the team play.
The Warriors had 26 first downs to Wagner’s 7.
Jorgensen was the rushing leader with 102 yards followed by Peters, 93; Norrid, 62; Kaden Keiser, 30 and Evan Farner, 26.
Shea Connot and Landon Thieman each had 4 tackles. Connot had a sack in the first quarter.
“Wagner was a critical game for us to play well,” explained Aaker. “We saw a lot of good things last night.”
The final game of the regular season will be Friday, Oct. 12 when Winner will host Woonsocket/Wessington Spring/ Sanborn Central. This will be senior night.
Aaker says Woonsocket is capable of playing good football. “There is a lot riding on this game,” said the coach.
The first round of the playoffs will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18.