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Area Football: Verndale edges Hancock 36-32

HANCOCK — Dillon Card rushed 29 times for 171 yards and completed seven of 21 passes for 97 yards to lead the Verndale Pirates past the Hancock Owls 36-32 in Friday’s season opening non-conference game.

Card rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another to Dallas Ehrmantraut, who also broke the century mark in rushing with 103 yards on 19 carries.

The Pirates limited the Owls to minus two yards rushing, but Hancock threw for 361 yards completing 20 of 38 passes.

Verndale 8 14 6 8 — 36

Hancock 6 6 6 14 — 32

First quarter

Han-Jordan Miller 51 pass from Taylor Holleman (pass fail)

Vern-Dakota Finck 10 run (Dillon Card run)

Second quarter

Vern-Card 6 run (James Kveton pass from Card)

Vern-Dallas Ehrmantraut 19 pass from Card (pass fail)

Han-Miller 26 pass from Holleman (pass fail)

Third quarter

Vern-Card 4 run (pass fail)

Han-Miller 25 pass from Holleman (run fail)

Fourth quarter

Vern-Card 1 run (Ehrmantraut pass from Card)

Han-Holleman 1 run (Miller pass from Holleman)

Han-Miller 61 pass from Holleman (pass fail)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 51-269, H 6-(-2)

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 7-21-0-97, H 20-38-2-361

Total offense: V 326, H 359

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Card 29-171, Finck 19-103

Passing: V-Card 7-21-0-97

Receiving: V-Marcos Gomez 2-29, James Kveton 2-26, Ehrmantraut 2-22

Overall: V 1-0. Next: Verndale at Underwood 7 p.m. Friday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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