|Plainsmen begin season with 27-0 win at Dundy County-Stratton|
Big runs and mistakes decide the game.
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Quarterback Michael York ran for two touchdowns and the Plainsmen defense stuffed the Tigers’ wingback offense to give Perkins County a 27-0, opening-game win over Dundy County-Stratton Friday night in Benkelman.
York found a long runway from which to take off after rounding the left side of the offensive line and flying 65 yards to put the Plainsmen ahead 14-0 at 10:32 of the third quarter.
After a play fake, the senior quarterback needed only to move around Tigers defender Seth Woods.
“Once I got to the one safety, I knew I had to make him miss, and if he had a good angle on me, I was just going to pitch it to Alex [Johnston] anyway, so either way, it was probably going to go the ‘house,’” York said after the game.
Perkins County defensive lineman Derek Brueggeman fought through the confusion of the Tigers’ wingback offense to lead the team in tackles with seven “solos,” including dropping Dundy quarterback Baney for a four-yard loss on a critical third-down play.
The Plainsmen saw the Tigers march within 17 and 15 yards of the goal line on two separate drives, but shut the door and sent the home team away empty-handed.
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