November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Tiger defense stout in win over Huskers

Jackson Loge (middle) celebrates with Toby Gonnerman and Brady Backman after his third touchdown against Holdingford Friday, Oct. 16, in Morris.

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta defense gave up 180 yards and the offense was just as productive in the 41-14 win over Holdingford Friday, Oct. 16, at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.

“We had a really solid game plan set up by our coaches to take advantage of what (Holdingford) was trying to do and we executed well,” said senior defensive end Brady Backman, who had two sacks against the Huskers. “Obviously we have some things to improve upon and we’ll address that, but it’s nice to celebrate how well we played (Friday).”

“Coach Fontana was helping us linebackers on the sideline after that first drive that really helped us step up and stop their offense,” said senior linebacker Jacob Boots, who had 10 tackles, a sack, a pass break-up and a forced fumble against Holdingford.

“Both weeks in a row our defense has been outstanding,” Tiger coach Kevin Pope said. “We’ve really played with a lot of attitude and a lot of effort.”

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Brooke Kern