The Cardinals Traveled to Franklin for a Grid Iron Battle Against the Franklin Flyers

Alma’s high power offense had a great quarter. They outscored the Flyers 28-0. Tyson McCurdy drew first blood with a 1 yard run with 10:40 left in the first.  Kaleb Kindler scored the next two touchdowns.  The first touchdown scored by Kindler was with 8:15 left and was a 25-yard run.  Kindler’s second was with 4:49 left was a 13-yard run.  Burke Boehler scored the extra points making the score 20-0.  Cooper Wright scored with 1:55 left in the quarter on a 26-yard pass from Boehler. Kaleb Kindler’s run was good for the extra points.

Alma’s offense continued to roll in the second quarter scoring with 10:55 left. Jarod Asche scored on a 5-yard run and ran the ball for the extra points.  Kaleb Kindler had a 6-yard run to bring the score to 44 to 0. David Ehrke’s debut at running back led to a 1-yard run touchdown to put Alma ahead 52-0. Franklin’s Toby Scheuneman scored on an 8-yard run to put Franklin on the board with 6 points. Kaleb Kindler scored on a 5-yard run to end the quarter 58-6.

To start out the third quarter, Kaleb Kindler had a 5 yard run. Nathan Hock caught the pass for the extra points. Toby Scheunemen had an 18-yard run for 6 more points for the Flyer’s. 

The younger players on the Alma team had a great 4th quarter scoring two touchdowns.  Jarod Asche had a 75-yard run and Ehren Smolik ran the extra points. Smolik also had an 8-yard run to put Alma up 80-12.  Chase Haussermann scored at the very end of the game on a 2-yard run to make the final score 80-18.  

Alma had 475 yards of offense to Franklin’s 228 yards of offense.  Alma also had 3 fumble recoveries  and 3 interceptions.  Daylan Russell intercepted the ball with a one handed catch.  Burke Boehler was also able to grab two interceptions for the night.  Jarod Asche, Cooper Wright, and Tanner Kauk all recovered fumbles.  Tanner Kauk recovered his fumble on the opening drive of the game.  Defensively for the Cardinals, Colton Dahlgren and Nathan Hock had 8 tackles each.  

Article by Tanner Heckenlively

Pictures by Jadyn Heckenlively and Trevor Bruhn

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