High School Football: Verndale scores 50 in win over Warriors

Verndale Pirate Logo.jpg

SEBEKA -- Jake Ismil and Craig Orlando rushed for a combined 323 yards to lead the unbeaten and fifth-ranked Verndale Pirates past the United North Central Warriors 50-14 in a West South Subdistrict game Friday, Sept. 13.

Ismil ran for 210 yards on 14 carries, including scoring runs of 24 and 5 yards. He also caught four passes for 60 yards.

Craig Orlando ran 17 yards for a touchdown and finished with 113 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, he contributed 17 tackles and two sacks.

Sophomore quarterback Dilan Orlando completed 8 of 12 passes for 99 yards including a 27-yard scoring strike to Zak Olsson. He also ran for two 1-yard touchdowns.

Zack Brownlow completed Verndale’s scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.


Verndale 16 20 6 8 -- 50
United North Central 0 0 0 14 -- 14
First quarter
V-Dilan Orlando 1 run (Craig Orlando run)
V-Jake Ismil 24 run (Craig Orlando run)
Second quarter
V-Craig Orlando 17 run (PAT fail)
V-Dilan Orlando 1 run (PAT fail)
V-Ismil 5 run (Craig Orlando pass from Dilan Orlando)
Third quarter
V-Zak Olsson 27 pass from Dilan Orlando (PAT fail)
Fourth quarter
UNC-Jonah Howard 3 run (Howard run)
V-Zack Brownlow 5 run (Olsson pass from Dilan Orlando)
UNC-Brock Berttunen 8 run (PAT fail)
Team statistics
Rushes-yards: V 38-361, UNC 44-127
Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 8-13-0-99, UNC 5-9-0-102
Total offense: V 460, UNC 229
Individual leaders
Rushing: V-Jake Ismil 14-210, Craig Orlando 12-113
Passing: V-Dilan Orlando 8-12-0-99
Receiving: V-Jake Ismil 4-60, Zak Olsson 2-32
Overall: V 3-0. Next: Verndale hosts Hancock 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.
What To Read Next
The Central Lakes College Raiders hosted Rainy River Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Central Lakes College Raiders hosted Rainy River Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Central Lakes College Raiders hosted Hibbing Friday, Feb. 3.
The Central Lakes College Raiders hosted Gogebic Community College Friday, Feb. 3.