VERNDALE — Hunter Schulke rushed for 216 yards and all four touchdowns for the Verndale Pirates in a 28-20 West South Subdistrict win over the Rothsay Tigers Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Schulke carried the ball on 40 of Verndale’s 50 rushing attempts. Dilan Orlando 7-of-9 passes for 140 yards as the Pirates racked up a 412-264 yard advantage in total offense.

Rothsay jumped out to a 12-0 first quarter lead before Verndale countered with two scores in the second to take the lead for good and a 14-12 advantage.

Verndale takes a 5-1 record into the Section 4 9-man quarterfinals Tuesday, Nov. 17.



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Rothsay 12 0 0 8 -- 20
Verndale 0 14 8 6 -- 28



First quarter
R-Colby Larson 38 run (run fail) 7:35
R-Larson 86 run (run fail) 2:00



Second quarter
V-9 Hunter Schulke 9 run (Dilan Orlando run) 11:53
V-Schulke 3 run (run fail) 7:49



Third quarter
V-Schulke 7 run (Zack Olsson run) 3:49



Fourth quarter
R-Larson 8 run (Larson run) 7:07
V-Schulke 3 run (run fail) 3:19



Team statistics
Rushes-yards: V 50-272, R 41-254
Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 7-9-0-140, R 1-2-0-10
Total offense: V 412, R 264



Individual leaders
Rushing: V-Hunter Schulke 40-216
Passing: V-Dilan Orlando 7-9-0-140
Receiving: V-Zack Olsson 5-105, Cal Olsson 2-35
Overall: V 5-1. Next: Verndale in Section 4, 9-man quarterfinals at high seed 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.