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High School Football: Pirates ground Rockets

UNDERWOOD--Matt Steege rushed for two touchdowns and Verndale finished with 339 yards of offense in a 28-0 win over Underwood on Friday, Sep 14. The third-ranked Pirates held the fourth-ranked Rockets to 115 total yards of offense. Steege put the...

UNDERWOOD-Matt Steege rushed for two touchdowns and Verndale finished with 339 yards of offense in a 28-0 win over Underwood on Friday, Sep 14.

The third-ranked Pirates held the fourth-ranked Rockets to 115 total yards of offense.

Steege put the first points on the board in the second quarter with a 5-yard scamper.

Tate Bounds scored from 1 yard out in the third quarter, and Steege and Craig Orlando both rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Jarret Kveton led Verndale in rushing with 111 yards on 20 attempts.

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Verndale 0 6 8 14 - 28

Underwood 0 0 0 0 - 0

Second quarter

V-Matt Steege 6 run (conversion failed) 7:20

Third quarter

V-Tate Bounds 1 run (Steege run) 8:25

Fourth quarter

V-Steege 7 run (conversion failed) 6:27

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V-Craig Orlando 1 run (Jake Ismil run) 2:50

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 58-259, U 25-96

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 7-21-2-80, U 5-13-3-19

Total offense: V 339, U 115

Individual leaders

Rushing: V- Jarret Kveton 20-111, Matt Steege 20-98

Passing: V- Tate Bounds 5-19-2-59,

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Receiving: V- Jackson Weniger 2-22, Steege 1-21, Brayden Vertina 1-18

Sub: V 2-0. Overall: V 3-0. Next: Verndale hosts Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

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