Almond-Bancroft pulls away from Rosholt for Homecoming win
By John Kemmeter
The Almond-Bancroft High School football team was able to overcome a handful of first-quarter turnovers to win its Homecoming Game over Rosholt Friday, Sept. 22.
Rosholt (1-5, 1-3) had four takeaways in the first quarter but couldn’t convert them into any points, and the Eagles (5-2, 2-1) had senior running back Derek Baumgartner, junior running back/wide receiver Noah Kollock, and junior running back Zach Bunders each rush for more than 100 yards and score two touchdowns apiece to help the team pull away for a 39-7 win.
“The difference in the game was that they had the two fastest kids and the two most skilled kids on the field, and those two guys didn’t get tried,” said Rosholt football tri-head coach Shawn Cychosz of Baumgartner and Kollock. “And with it being hot and humid out, our guys were gassed, their guys got gassed, but they were able to get the ball outside and their athletes took over the game.”
“We did not play well early, four turnovers in the first quarter, and we definitely did not match the energy that Rosholt brought,” said Almond-Bancroft football head coach Andrew Bradley. “It was a step back from the way we played the last couple of weeks; we’re definitely going to have to play better going into next week.”
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