Moguls football team earns first win of season

By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher 

EDGEMONT – In front of a large “Parents Night” crowd last Friday night at Cody Barker Memorial Field, the Edgemont Moguls football team earned their first win of the season with a 61-2 win over winless Crazy Horse Chiefs, who traveled to town from their home in Wanblee.

“We played very well on both sides of the ball,” said Edgemont head coach Dustin Christensen. “It was nice to go out and execute and get the seniors a win!”

Overall Brennen Hanes had four touchdowns for the Moguls, including two rushing and two receiving. He finished the night with 41 yards rushing and 37 yards receiving. 

“I thought Caleb Simons threw the ball well going 5 for 7 for 87 yards and four touchdown passes,” added Coach Christensen. Chance Grill caught one of those passes for a gain of 35 yards.

With the game in hand early on, Edgemont was able to play many of its younger players to give them some much-needed varsity experience.

“It was nice to get some of the younger players in and getting the 7th grader Blake Hanes his first kick return touchdown of his varsity career,” Coach Christensen said. “Cade Grill ran the ball well at the fullback spot with four attempts for 52 yards.”

Defensively, both Hanes and Grant Darrow had big nights, as they led the team in tackles with eight and six respectively. Ryan Simmons and Connor Lund also each had five tackles apiece. Chance Grill, Ryan Simmons, Cade Grill and Hanes also each recorded sacks in the game. Caleb and Ryan Simons also each had interceptions. Blake Hanes, Cade Grill and Chance Harsh also each earned fumble recoveries.

This Friday, the Moguls (1-5) travel to New Underwood (4-3), who is fresh off a 48-26 road win over Lyman last week.

 

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Photo by Dakota Hardy

Prior to their game versus the Crazy Horse Chiefs, members of the Edgemont Moguls football team line up on the field with their family members during Parent's Night last Friday at Cody Barker Memorial Field.

 

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