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Area Football: Pirates shutout Bears 20-0

VERNDALE--Luke Weniger ran for two touchdowns and Mac Schluttner ran for a third for the unbeaten Verndale Pirates who defeated the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 20-0 in a West (South 1) Subdistrict and Section 4 Nine-Man game Friday.

VERNDALE-Luke Weniger ran for two touchdowns and Mac Schluttner ran for a third for the unbeaten Verndale Pirates who defeated the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 20-0 in a West (South 1) Subdistrict and Section 4 Nine-Man game Friday.

Both of Weniger's scores came in the first half on runs of 36 and 1 yard and Schluttner scored from 11 yards out in the third.

Quarterback Mack Jones led the Pirates ground game with 96 yards on 15 carries and completed four of 16 passes for 58 yards. Weniger carried 18 times for 87 yards.

Bertha-Hewitt 0 0 0 0-0

Verndale 6 8 6 0-20

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First quarter

V-Luke Weniger 36 run (run fail) 8:20

Second quarter

V-Weniger 1 run (Mack Jones run) 6:03

Third quarter

V-Mac Schluttner 11 run (pass fail) 6:29

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: BH 44-101, V 41-217

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Pass comp-att-int-yds: BH 1-4-1-11, V 4-16-2-58

Total offense: BH 112, V 275

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Jones 15-96, Weniger 18-87

Passing: V-Jones 4-16-2-58

Receiving: V-Josh Bounds 1-12, Schluttner 1-12, Sam Moore 1-14, Tyler WIllis 1-20

Sub: V 2-0. Overall: V 3-0. Next: Verndale vs. Buffalo Lake-Hector at Hector 7 p.m. Friday.

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