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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Football

Warriors Post Another Shutout, Beat Wolverines

By Kyle Gylsen - Wadena

United North Central recorded its third straight shutout Friday night, blanking Wadena-Deer Creek 44-0.

The Warriors held the Wolverines to just 117 yards in total offense, while gaining 334 yard of their own.

UNC has now outscored its opponents 90-0 through the season's first three games.

"I thought we played well for the most part," said Warriors' head coach Jeremy Nordick.  We did give up a couple of big plays, but came up big when we needed stops.  It's been really fun to coach, as this group really takes pride in flying to the football and making plays.  Our defensive coordinator Randy Thompson does a great job week-to-week game planning for each opponent."

The Warriors led 16-0 after touchdown runs of 38 and 16 yards by Aaron Hrdlicka and Kirby Hrdlicka respectively in the first quarter.

Kirby Hridlicka scored again in the second quarter, this time on a 10-yard run. George Lausten added a touchdown on a five-yard run to give United North Central a 32-0 advantage at halftime.

Tom Tellers scored on a five-yard run in the third quarter and Caleb Puttonen got in from two yards out in the fourth.

For the Wolverines, Jake Dykhoff was 7-of-17 for 64 yards with two interceptions. Wyatt Fitzsimmons caught three of those passes for 27 yards. Zach Schertler rushed for 51 yards on seven carries.

"Wadena-Deer Creek has an explosive player in Schertler and I thought we did a great job of keeping him in front of us and closing off running lanes," Nordick stated.

Jarrett Pettit led the W-DC defense with six tackles, including two for a loss. He also had three assists, one sack and one fumble recovery. Thomas Brekke and Dylan McManigle recorded three tackles apiece.

For the Warriors, Tellers rushed 10 times for 120 yards and one touchdown, plus completed one of his four pass attempts, getting the 38-yard TD to Aaron Hrdlicka.  Kirby Hrdlicka gained 75 yards on nine carries.  Mason Dailey ran three times for 46 yards and Lausten finished with 32 yards on six rush attempts.

Kirby Hrdlicka led the UNC defense with seven tackles (3 solo/4 assists).  Lynard Wright had six tackles (4/2) and two interceptions.  Colt Hansen (5/0) and Owen Anderson (3/2) each had five tackles.

"We ran the ball really well at times, but had a few stumbles that we need to correct," explained Nordick.  "We put the ball on the ground a little bit too much and missed a couple blocking assignments.  However, we made the plays that we needed to to get into the endzone.  We still need to shore things up going in to play a tough Staples-Motley team.

"I'm really very proud of these guys for their daily and weekly effort.  They're a tight group that is really hungry for success.  It has also been great to see our communities and fans start to rally behind the guys and cheer them on.  I know our Warriors appreciate your support."

 

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