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High School Football: Verndale rushes to easy win over Rothsay

The Verndale Pirates hosted the Rothsay Tigers.

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VERNDALE — Gideon Ervasti rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns and Verndale totaled 580 yards as they routed the Rothsay Tigers 76-12 Friday, Sept. 10.

Ben Brownlow hit 100 yards on the button and added two scores for the fifth-ranked nine-man team in the state.

Zak Olsson, Dilan Orlando and Blake Sumstad all had interceptions as Verndale held Rothsay to 179 yards.

Jaden Schulke also for rushed for two touchdowns for the Pirates


Rothsay 0 0 6 6 -- 12
Verndale 26 28 8 14 -- 76

First quarter
V-Ben Brownlow 45 run (PAT failed) 11:04
V-Gideon Ervasti 18 run (PAT failed) 7:42
V- Ervasti 7 run (Cal Olsson pass from Dilan Orlando) 6:22
V-Austin Ludovissie 6 run (PAT failed) 5:24

Second quarter
V-Ervasti 15 run (PAT failed) 10:21
V-Ervasti 30 run (Brownlow run) 8:30
V-Zak Olsson19 pass from Orlando (PAT failed) 7:00
V-Brownlow 14 run (Brownlow run) 2:17

Third quarter
V-Jaden Schulke 36 run (Logan Dick from Shawn Schmitz) 4:37
R-74 kickoff return 4:25


Fourth quarter
V-Schulke 10 run (PAT failed) 5:57
V-Tyce Russell 50 run (Torii Hagen pass from Schmitz) 2:36
R-40 pass 0:55

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: V 50-508, R 29-57
Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 7-17-1-72, R 5-18-3-122
Total offense: V 67- 580, R 47-179

Individual leaders
Rushing: V-Ervasti 12-149, Brownlow 8-100, Schulke 6-68, CKole Dampha 5-26
Passing: V-Orlando 5-14-66
Receiving: V-Brandon Greenwaldt 2-39, Zak Olsson 1-19
Overall: V 2-0. Next: Verndale at Clinton-Graceville-Beadsley 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.
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