High School Football: WDC rolls past Staples-Motley in opener

WDC hosts Staples-Motley Sept. 1

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WADENA — Evan Lunde ran for 44 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 45-6 win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals Thursday, Sept. 1.

WDC quarterback Josiah Kallevig threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Teshe Loer led the Wolverines in receiving with 10 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.

WDC outgained the Cardinals 239-75. Blake Neelan led the Cards in rushing with 49 yards on 12 carries.

Isaac Hermann returned an interception for a touchdown for WDC while Brent Robinson returned an interception for a touchdown for SM’s only points.

Staples-Motley 0 0 0 6 — 6

Wadena-Deer Creek 14 17 14 0 — 45

First quarter

WDC-MJ Lunde 1-yard pass from Josiah Kallevig (Cole Woods kick)

WDC-Evan Lunde 26-yard run (Woods kick)

Second quarter

WDC-Evan Lunde 10-yard run (Woods kick)

WDC-Woods 32-yard field goal

WDC-Isaac Hermann interception return (Woods kick)

Third quarter

WDC-Teshe Loer 16-yard pass from Kallevig (Woods kick)

WDC-Simon Kreklau 5-yard run (Woods kick)

Fourth quarterS

M-Brent Robinson interception return (kick missed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: WDC 27-73, SM 29-62

Pass comp-att-int-yds: WDC 17-25-166, SM 6-12-13

Total offense: WDC 52-239, SM 41-75

Individual leaders

Rushing: WDC-Evan Lunde 10-44, Josiah Kallevig 6-13, Simon Kreklau 2-12, D’Andre Hammond 4-10; SM-Blake Neelan 12-49

Passing: WDC-Josiah Kallevig 15-21-156; SM-Peyton Mithun 5-11-17

Receiving: WDC-Teshe Loer 10-92, Tyson Barthel 1-25, Evan Lunde 2-21, Cole Woods 1-13; SM-Blake Neelan 2-17

Overall: SM 0-1, WDC 1-0. Next: Staples-Motley at West Central 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; WDC at Menahga 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

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