Despite being outscored in the first quarter by the Anselmo-Merna Coyotes Friday night in Merna, Nebraska, the Rams shut the door through the rest of the game, while the duo of quarterback Blaine Flack and receiver Andrew Wendland paved the way to a 65 to 28 win.
It’s become a bit commonplace for Flack and Andrew Wendland to put up gaudy passing/receiving numbers, and they did so again with Flack completing 80 percent of his 25 passed for 369 yards and four thrown touchdowns. Andrew Wendland caught 13 of those passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
Not to be outshone, senior Austin Kennedy averaged 23.6 yards per reception putting up a fantastic 118 yards receiving on five catches and scoring once.
The Rams ran the ball 28 times in total, led by Flack who had 14 carries for 149 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Junior Matt Wendland had the next most carries with five, including one touchdown.
The Ram defense was credited with 60 total tackles with senior Spencer jones, junior Will Ackerman, and Andrew Wendland combining for 41 of the 60.
The victory brings Crawford above the .500 mark with a 4-3 record. They’ll head to Oshkosh this Friday for their final game of the regular season against the Garden County Eagles.
Garden County’s only loss of the season came against Mullen in September. The 6-1 Eagles have outscored their opponents 375 to 160 this season.
In other area action Ogallala defeated Gordon-Rushville 35-28 in a game that was back and forth but largely led by the Mustangs through the first half. Ogallala would tie the game at 21 before the half ended, and take over the game by the end of the third quarter.