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No. 5 Gaels move to 8-0

October 19, 2013
By JOSH MEYER sports@messengernews.net

ALBERT CITY - Fifth-ranked St. Edmond applied the finishing touches to an outright Class 1A, District 2 title here Friday evening.

Despite being tested for most of the game, the Gaels (8-0 overall, 6-0 in the district) stayed unbeaten with a 28-12 comeback triumph over Sioux Central.

Trailing 12-7 early in the second quarter, SEHS eventually sealed the deal by reeling off 21 unanswered points.

"(The Rebels) did the same thing to us last year (in jumping out to an 8-7 lead in the second period), so they did not surprise us," said Gael head coach Dick Tighe, who earned career win No. 408 last evening. "It was certainly a hard-fought struggle, but it was good for our guys to have to come from behind and protect the lead in the second half.

"Even though we already had at least a share of (the district crown) going in, we wanted (the championship) all to ourselves."

Workhorse fullback Vinnie Harvey continued his standout senior campaign for St. Edmond by rushing for 142 yards and two scores on 33 carries. Harvey found paydirt from 4 and 5 yards out - both coming in the second half. He has now accounted for 1,009 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.

Fact Box

SESC

First Downs2113

Rushes-Yards56-24441-207

Comp-Att-Int2-6-13-5-0

Passing Yards 3738

Total Offense281245

Punts-Avg.0-0.02-31.0

Fumbles-Lost2-10-0

Penalties-Yards2-209-65

St. Edmond0 14 7 7- 28

Sioux Central 6 6 0 0-12

Scoring Summary

Sioux Central - Devin Tripp (10-yard run), 5:19 left first. Run failed.

St. Edmond - Landon Peed (10-yard pass from Matthew Bocken), 11:55 left second. Hank Crimmins kick.

Sioux Central - Nathan Leer (17-yard run), 11:22 left second. Run failed.

St. Edmond - T.J. O'Tool (18-yard run), 5:05 left second. Crimmins kick.

St. Edmond - Vinnie Harvey (4-yard run), 6:14 left third. Crimmins kick.

St. Edmond - Harvey (5-yard run), 1:06 left fourth. Crimmins kick.

By JOSH MEYER

sports@messengernews.net

ALBERT CITY - Fifth-ranked St. Edmond applied the finishing touches to an outright Class 1A, District 2 title here Friday evening.

Despite being tested for most of the game, the Gaels (8-0 overall, 6-0 in the district) stayed unbeaten with a 28-12 comeback triumph over Sioux Central.

Trailing 12-7 early in the second quarter, SEHS eventually sealed the deal by reeling off 21 unanswered points.

"(The Rebels) did the same thing to us last year (in jumping out to an 8-7 lead in the second period), so they did not surprise us," said Gael head coach Dick Tighe, who earned career win No. 408 last evening. "It was certainly a hard-fought struggle, but it was good for our guys to have to come from behind and protect the lead in the second half.

"Even though we already had at least a share of (the district crown) going in, we wanted (the championship) all to ourselves."

Workhorse fullback Vinnie Harvey continued his standout senior campaign for St. Edmond by rushing for 142 yards and two scores on 33 carries. Harvey found paydirt from 4 and 5 yards out - both coming in the second half. He has now accounted for 1,009 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.

"Vinnie was able to get his usual tough yards again (Friday)," Tighe said. "Every team in our district has a good running back, but nobody else has another Vinnie."

Sophomore T.J. O'Tool added 92 yards and a TD - from 18 yards out - on the ground for the Gaels. Quarterback Matthew Bocken, a junior, also hooked up with classmate Landon Peed on a 10-yard endzone strike for the first SEHS points of the contest.

"It took us awhile to get going, but we just kind of wore (Sioux Central) down as the game went on, which we figured we could do," said Tighe. "After they scored them two early ones, we never really let them get too close the rest of the way."

Kicker Hank Crimmins, a senior, made all four of his PAT tries for St. Edmond, which overcame a pair of turnovers. The Gaels never punted and went a perfect 3-for-3 on 4th down attempts, as well.

O'Tool notched a team-high 11 tackles, while senior linebacker Jimmy Averill posted eight stops. Tackles Caelan Burbank and Chad Remsburg each combined for a sack.

On Senior Night, the Rebels (4-4, 2-3) received 144 yards rushing and a score from junior Devin Tripp, who entered the game as the third-leading ground-gainer in 1A with 1,246 yards. Nathan Leer chipped in 67 yards and a TD of his own for the home squad, whose two rushing touchdowns were the first ones allowed in district play this year by SEHS.

"At 8-0, we're right where we want to be at this point in the season," Tighe said. "Now, we just need to take care of business next week at Eagle Grove and wait until the dust settles."

St. Edmond has now outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 270-54 on the year. With the victory, the Gaels improved to 26-4 overall since the start of the 2011 campaign.

Looking to wrap up a perfect regular season, SEHS visits the winless Eagles (0-8) in non-district action on Friday. Eagle Grove was hammered by South Hamilton last night, 64-8.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing - St. Edmond: Vinnie Harvey 33-142, T.J. O'Tool 18-92, Michael Faiferlick 3-17, TEAM 1-(minus-3), Hank Crimmins 1-(minus-4). Sioux Central: Devin Tripp 21-144, Nathan Leer 15-67, Tavian Pritchard 1-1, Parker Habben 4-(minus-5).

Passing - St. Edmond: Matthew Bocken 2-6-1-37. Sioux Central: Habben 2-4-0-23, Tripp 1-1-0-15.

Receiving - St. Edmond: Landon Peed 2-37. Sioux Central: Chris Ripke 1-15, Habben 1-15, Chance Johannsen 1-8.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing - St. Edmond: Vinnie Harvey 33-142, T.J. O'Tool 18-92, Michael Faiferlick 3-17, TEAM 1-(minus-3), Hank Crimmins 1-(minus-4). Sioux Central: Devin Tripp 21-144, Nathan Leer 15-67, Tavian Pritchard 1-1, Parker Habben 4-(minus-5).

Passing - St. Edmond: Matthew Bocken 2-6-1-37. Sioux Central: Habben 2-4-0-23, Tripp 1-1-0-15.

Receiving - St. Edmond: Landon Peed 2-37. Sioux Central: Chris Ripke 1-15, Habben 1-15, Chance Johannsen 1-8.

"Vinnie was able to get his usual tough yards again (Friday)," Tighe said. "Every team in our district has a good running back, but nobody else has another Vinnie."

Sophomore T.J. O'Tool added 92 yards and a TD - from 18 yards out - on the ground for the Gaels. Quarterback Matthew Bocken, a junior, also hooked up with classmate Landon Peed on a 10-yard endzone strike for the first SEHS points of the contest.

"It took us awhile to get going, but we just kind of wore (Sioux Central) down as the game went on, which we figured we could do," said Tighe. "After they scored them two early ones, we never really let them get too close the rest of the way."

Kicker Hank Crimmins, a senior, made all four of his PAT tries for St. Edmond, which overcame a pair of turnovers. The Gaels never punted and went a perfect 3-for-3 on 4th down attempts, as well.

O'Tool notched a team-high 11 tackles, while senior linebacker Jimmy Averill posted eight stops. Tackles Caelan Burbank and Chad Remsburg each combined for a sack.

On Senior Night, the Rebels (4-4, 2-3) received 144 yards rushing and a score from junior Devin Tripp, who entered the game as the third-leading ground-gainer in 1A with 1,246 yards. Nathan Leer chipped in 67 yards and a TD of his own for the home squad, whose two rushing touchdowns were the first ones allowed in district play this year by SEHS.

"At 8-0, we're right where we want to be at this point in the season," Tighe said. "Now, we just need to take care of business next week at Eagle Grove and wait until the dust settles."

St. Edmond has now outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 270-54 on the year. With the victory, the Gaels improved to 26-4 overall since the start of the 2011 campaign.

Looking to wrap up a perfect regular season, SEHS visits the winless Eagles (0-8) in non-district action on Friday. Eagle Grove was hammered by South Hamilton last night, 64-8.

 
 

 

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