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High School Football: Verndale stays perfect in young season

Verndale hit the road to Rothsay Friday, Sept. 9.

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ROTHSAY — Verndale’s Jaden Schulke rushed 19 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns and caught one pass for a 19-yard touchdown for the Pirates as they bested the Rothsay Tigers 44-26 Friday, Sept. 9.

Kole Dahmpa rushed 11 times for 87 yards and a touchdown while Jeremy Haskins caught one pass for 30 yards and Tyce Russell caught a 20-yard TD pass.

Verndale 8 14 14 8 – 44

Rothsay 6 0 0 20 – 26

First quarter

R-Brandon Messersmith 20-yard pass from Karter Jensen (pass fail)

V-Jaden Schulke 50-yard run (Schulke run)

Second quarter

V-Tyce Russell 21-yard pass from Shawn Smith (Schulke run)

V-Jaden Schulke 19-yard pass from Shawn Smith (run fail)

Third quarter

V-Jaden Schulke 10-yard run (run fail)

V-Jaden Schulke 25-yard run (Connor Schmitz from Shawn Smith)

Fourth quarter

R-Karson Jensen 6-yard run (run fail)

V-Kole Dampha 37-yard run (Schmitz smith pass)

R-Karson Jensen 41-yard run (pass good Jensen to Matthew Danielson),

R-Messersmith 19-yard pass from Preston Curtis (run fails)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V-36-301, R-36-246

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V-5-13-0-76, R-13-31-2-158

Total offense: V 49-377, R 67-404

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Jaden Schulke 19-209, Kole Dampha 11-87

Passing: V-Shawn Smith 5-13-76

Receiving: V-Jeremy Haskins 1-30, Tyce Russell 1-20, Jaden Schulke 1-19

Overall: V 2-0. Next: Verndale hosts Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

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