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Houston too much for L/P

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

HOUSTON — Kevin Lindh and his Houston Hurricanes ran wild in a 48-14 win over Lyle/Austin Pacelli on Friday night.

The Hurricanes amassed 294 yards in rushing and went over 400 in total offense to remain unbeaten on the season. Lindh had 16 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the lopsided win.

In the first quarter, the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics stayed close to the Hurricanes. L/P punted on the first possession of the game and Houston then went right down the field to open the scoring on the night. Lindh capped off the drive and the Hurricanes were on top to stay in this Southern Confederacy, East Division game.

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After an exchange of possessions, the Athletics got a break when Sam Stier recovered a fumble. L/P then went on a five-play scoring drive. Sam Stier finished it off with a 15-yard touchdown run, but the Athletics missed the two-point conversion and it was 7-6. The visitors would get no closer.

"We had a good first quarter," L/P coach Mark Buntje said. "They scored first, but we answered after getting the turnover. Sam made a nice run and got us back in the game. They came back with another drive and then In the second quarter, everything they did was right."

The Hurricanes answered with another scoring drive in the waning minutes of the first quarter. Houston scored in the final minute of the first quarter, and then things got out of hand in the second quarter.

Lindh had another touchdown run in the first minute of the second quarter. Houston quarterback Andy Sires then got the air game going as he threw a touchdown pass to Pierce Edmiston late in the first half. Sires went 6 of 12 for 112 yards and couple of touchdowns in the win. Houston rolled out to a 34-6 at halftime and merely padded the statistical tally in the second half.

"I was impressed with their offense," Buntje said. "They had a lot of team speed and executed verywell. They’re really aggressive and they come at you. Their line opened the holes and Lindh is the best back we’ve seen this year."

Lyle/Pacelli (2-4, 2-3 East Division) plays its final home game of the regular season next Friday against Madelia at the Southland Athletic Field in Adams.

HOUSTON 48, LYLE/PACELLI 14

SCORING BY QUARTERS

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Lyle/Pacelli 6 0 0 8 — 14

Houston 14 20 7 7 — 48

FIRST QUARTER

HOU — Kevin Lindh 1 run (Nick Henderson kick), 6:56.

Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards.

L/P — Sam Stier 15 run (pass failed), 4:24.

Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards.

HOU — Steve Thompson 4 run (Henderson kick), :51.

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Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards.

SECOND QUARTER

HOU — Lindh 31 run (kick missed), 11:00.

Drive: 1 plays, 31 yards.

HOU — Zach Stackhouse 3 run (kick missed), 5:29.

Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards.

HOU — Pierce Edmiston 20 pass from Andy Sires (Trent Kerrigan pass from Sires), 3:12.

Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards.

THIRD QUARTER

HOU — Owen Fitzgerald 32 pass from Sires (Henderson kick), 7:50.

Drive: 4 plays, 51 yards.

FOURTH QUARTER

HOU — Eric Kerrigan 34 run (Henderson kick), 8:25.

Drive: 1 play, 34 yards. Key play: Gullickson 42 run.

L/P — Ricky Carroll 3 run (Dusty Riste run), :40.

Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards.

L/P HOU

First downs 13 21

Total scrimmage yards 273 406

Total yards rushing 150 294

Total yards passing 123 112

Passes attempted 23 12

Passes completed 8 6

Passes had intercepted 1 1

Number of punts 5 2

Average punt distance 32 27

Fumbles/fumbles lost 3/2 3/2

Number of penalties 7 6

Yards penalized 68 66

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing

Lyle/Pacelli — Sam Stier 11-72, Dusty Riste 9-41, Nate Williamson 8-24, Riley Marsolek 6-0, Brady Stier 1-4, Ricky Carroll 3-9.

Passing

Lyle/Pacelli — Sam Stier 5-for-17, 84 yards, int.; Matt Buntje 3-for-6, 39- yards.

Receiving

Lyle/Pacelli — Brady Stier 1-7, Ryan Fett 2-46, Dusty Riste 1-5, Michael Lonergan 2-34, Ethan Young 1-12, Nate 1-19.

Report compiled by Scott Kolb

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