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High School Football: Pirates pillage Trojans

The Verndale Pirates traveled to Sebeka for a Section 4, Nine-Man contest Friday, Sept. 30.

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SEBEKA โ€” Corby Kern ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns as the Verndale Pirates cruised to a 50-8 victory over the Sebeka Trojans, Friday, Sept. 30.

Kole Dampha rushed for 133 yards and added a 78-yard receiving touchdown for Verndale while Shawn Schmitz finished with 117 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Tyce Russell scored a 36-yard receiving touchdown and returned a fumble for a touchdown while Evan Jares capped off the scoring for the Pirates with an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Verndale improves their record to 5-0 this season.

Verndale 16 14 20 0 โ€“ 50

Sebeka 0 0 0 8 โ€“ 8

First quarter

V-Corby Kern 1-yard run (run good) 5:55

V-Tyce Russell 36-yard reception from Shawn Schmitz (Pass Schmitz to Russell) 1:41

Second quarter

V-Tyce Russell 4-yard fumble return (run fail) 7:21

V-Kole Dampha 78-yard reception from Shawn Schmitz (Corby Kern run) 0:35

Third quarter

V-Corby Kern 1-yard run (run fail) 10:37

V-Corby Kern 3-yard run (Tyce Russell run) 7:04

V-Evan Jares 18-yard run (run fail) 0:18

Fourth quarter

S-Parker Kaiser 14-yard run (Brody Conner run) 7:34

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 30-301, S 44-187

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 3-5-0-117, S 0-2-0-0

Total offense: V 35-418, S 46-187

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Kole Dampha 9-133, Corby Kern 9-93

Passing: V-Shawn Schmitz 3-5-117

Receiving: V-Kole Dampha 1-78, Tyce Russell 2-39

Overall: V 5-0. Next: Verndale hosts Bertha-Hewitt 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

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