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High School Football: Potent offense leads Tech past Warriors 32-26

COLLEGEVILLE—For the second-straight week, the Brainerd Warriors ran into a buzzsaw of an offense.

Last week it was the Buffalo Bison erupting for 400-plus yards. In Friday's North Central Red Subdistrict opener, the St. Cloud Tech Tigers utilized big plays to roll up 464 total yards and defeat the Warriors 32-26 at Clemens Stadium.

Tech running backs Troy Feddema and Kedrick Osuarah combined to rush for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Osuorah raced for 203 yards with a chunk of that coming on a 77-yard TD scamper. Feddema added 102 yards.

When the Tigers weren't doing damage on the ground, they went to the air, where quarterback Nate Trewick delivered 186 yards passing and two long TD passes, both to 6-foot-2 Sam Oster, who finished with 118 yards receiving.

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Tech 32, Warriors 26

  • The key: Tech amassed 464 total yards
  • Subdistrict: Brd 0-1
  • Overall: Brd 0-2, SC 2-0
  • Next: Alexandria at Brainerd 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

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Three Tiger scoring plays traveled at least 40 yards.

Warriors quarterback Sam Miller threw for 130 yards, ran for two TDs and passed for another. Linebacker Jacob Dreitz blocked a punt and defensive back Brady Anderson intercepted a late pass.

As they did in last week's 38-28 loss to Buffalo, the Warriors just came up short on the scoreboard. They accumulated 333 yards in offense but had two passes intercepted and missed two extra points and a field goal.

"It was a game where Tech had a big offensive line, those backs ran hard and then they throw the long ball," Warriors coach Ron Stolski said. "Again I thought our kids played hard, I'm not going to fault that. We had some missed opportunities and you can't turn the ball over twice.

"They have a couple dominant players again. Still, in all, we punted once. There's not much more to say. We have some young kids who are still learning.

"Hats off to Tech. They played a good ballgame. It will be fun to get home (Friday, Sept. 14, against Alexandria)."

Miller opened the scoring with a 2-yard run. Ben Staehling rushed for 24 yards on the first play of the series.

Feddema responded on the next possession with a 13-yard scoring run and the Tigers trailed 7-6.

Trewick's 1-yard plunge on Tech's next series and Trewick's pass to Chris Schmidt for the 2-point conversion resulted in a 14-7 Tech lead.

Brainerd tied it at 14 on the last play of the first half on Miller's 25-yard scoring strike to Owen Davis. The second of two Zach Henke extra-point kicks tied it.

Tech outscored the Warriors 12-0 in the third. Osuarah broke away for a 77-yard TD jaunt with 6:44 left in the third. Two possessions later the Tigers scored on a 40-yard toss from Trewick to Oster and Tech led 26-14.

Brainerd outscored the Tigers 12-6 in the fourth.

Miller's 9-yard run enabled Brainerd to trim its deficit to 26-20.

Trewick and Oster teamed up for another scoring play, a 46-yard pass, and a 32-20 Tech lead with 9:36 remaining.

Joe Klang ran 2 yards for the final score with 5:42 to play.

Brady Anderson intercepted Trewick with 28 seconds left but four Warrior plays netted 9 yards and the Tigers preserved their victory.

Brainerd 7 7 0 12 — 26

St. Cloud Tech 6 8 12 6 — 32

First quarter

Brd-Sam Miller 2 run (Zach Henke kick) 5:24

SC-Troy Feddema 13 run (run fails) 3:32

Second quarter

SC-Nate Trewick 1 run (Chris Schmidt pass from Trewick) 11:08

Brd-Owen Davis 25 pass from Miller (Henke kick) 0:07

Third quarter

SC-Kedrik Osourah 77 run (run fails) 6:44

SC-Sam Oster 40 pass from Trewick (run fails) 0:23

Fourth quarter

Brd-Miller 7 run (kick fails) 9:53

SC-Oster 46 pass from Trewick (pass fails) 9:36

Brd-Joe Klang 2 run (kick fails) 5:42

Team statistics

Rushing yards: Brd 203, SC 278

Passing yards: Brd 130, SC 186

Total offense: Brd 333, SC 464

Individual leaders

Rushing: Brd-Sam Miller 13-38, Ben Staehling 12-30, Joe Klang 14-77, Devon Stuckey 1-(-1), Pat Gervenak 4-59; SC-Kedrick Osourah 26-203, Troy Feddema 24-102

Passing: Brd-Miller 11-20-130, Klang 0-1-0; SC-Nate Trewick 8-17-186

Receiving: Brd-Pat Gervenak 6-63, Gabe Smith 1-17, Staehling 2-11, Davis 2-39; SC-Sam Oster 3-118, Chris Schmidt 1-27, Drew Kiffmeyer 1-23, Feddema 1-3, Osuorah 1-15