Warriors blitzed by Cubs 53-0

By Tim Huether

As head coach Tucker Risse put it, Chamberlain was bigger, faster, and stronger, and that resulted in a 53-0 loss by Bennett County to the visiting Cubs in Homecoming football play last Friday in Martin.

Bennett County held their own at times, stopping a few Chamberlain drives, but overall the Warriors were outmanned all night.

On the opening drive of the game, the Warrior defense appeared to have stopped Chamberlain on a fourth and four, but the runner fumbled the ball forward and another Chamberlain player recovered if for a first down. On the next play, the Cubs scored on a 35 yard pass play and the kick after made it 7-0.

After a Warrior punt, Chamberlain moved the ball to the Warrior 10, where the defense stood tall again and forced a field goal try, which was no good, giving the home team some early hope.

The Warriors would be forced to punt again and Chamberlain scored quickly on a 40 yard punt return for a touchdown. The point after was no good, making it 13-0. 

Chamberlain tacked on six more on a 4 yard touchdown pass with 11:42 to go in the second quarter, and the kick after made it 20-0.

Chamberlain would score on a 4 yard run with 3:52 to play in the half and a point after made it 27-0. Then, after a Warrior fumble at their own 40, Chamberlain cashed in by scoring on a 9 yard run with 1:05 to go in the half, making it 34-0 at the half after the kick after was good. 

(See p. 5, 9-18-2019 edition for full text)

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