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Offense scores 10 TDs, DC beats New Town 73-46

Posted 9/20/16 (Tue)

Offense scores 10 TDs, DC beats New Town 73-46

By Jody Michael
Dejuan Jenkins threw for three touchdowns and ran for four to lead host Divide County past New Town 73-46 on homecoming Friday night.
Jenkins threw touchdown passes of 14, 57 and 35 yards and rushed for 242 yards on eight carries.
The Maroons (3-2, 3-1 Region 6) moved the ball at will, scoring nine touchdowns in the first half alone to lead 65-32 at the break and added one more in the third quarter.
“It was great to get the homecoming win, and we were pleased with how we executed offensively,” Divide County offensive coach Bob Brown said. “If you like offense, you got your money’s worth tonight -- I was worried our scoreboard might blow out. The blocking was excellent, and our backs ran really well.”
One touchdown in particular seemed to show how everything was going right for the offense: a fumble by Taylor Landsverk that was picked up by Troy Knudson, who was blocking downfield, for a score.
Jenkins’ touchdown throws were to Knudson, Aidan Eriksmoen and Tyler Deering. Landsverk and Eriksmoen each ran in a touchdown.
Noah Wollschlager had 175 yards on 28 carries and Jacob McCurran caught eight passes for 108 yards for the Eagles (1-3), who couldn’t quell the Maroons’ offense enough to pull off a comeback but added two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to bring the margin back below 30 points.
“We didn’t play very well on Friday,” Divide County defensive coach Nate Nelson said. “We looked slow and tried to arm tackle too many times. We played with poor leverage and took poor angles to the ball.”
DC’s 518 yards of offense were a season-high, but the Eagles tallied 492 total yards, the second-highest total that the Maroons have given up this year.
“It was hard to find positives when I watched the tape,” Nelson said. “New Town did a good job of getting their athletes in space and made plays. We played sloppy on defense.”
Landsverk recovered a fumble that Deering forced. Deering had a team-high tackles, and he and Colton Molloy each intercepted a pass.
The Maroons travel to Ray on Friday.
“We are now fighting for a playoff spot, so playing Ray this week is a big game,” Brown said. “Doesn’t matter what the records are when DC and Ray play.  It’s for bragging rights.”
Divide County 73, New Town 46
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
New Town    14    18    0    14
Divide County    30    35    8    0
First quarter
DC -- Aidan Eriksmoen 22 run (Dejuan Jenkins run).
NT -- Jacob McCurran 27 pass from Noah Wollschlager (conversion good).
DC -- Jenkins 18 run (Eriksmoen run).
NT -- Wollschlager 30 run (conversion failed).
DC -- Troy Knudson 22 run (Eriksmoen run).
DC -- Tyler Deering 14 pass from Jenkins (conversion failed).
Second quarter
NT -- Terrance Steele 34 run (conversion failed).
DC -- Taylor Landsverk 27 run (Landsverk run).
DC -- Jenkins 60 run (Jenkins kick).
NT -- JoeDon McKenzie 2 run (conversion failed).
DC -- Jenkins 57 run (Eriksmoen run).
DC -- Knudson 57 pass from Jenkins (kick failed).
NT -- McCurran 48 pass from Wollschlager (conversion failed).
DC -- Eriksmoen 35 pass from Jenkins (kick failed).
Third quarter
DC -- Jenkins 70 run (Landsverk run).
Fourth quarter
NT -- Wollschlager 4 run (conversion good).
NT -- Robert Chapin 8 run (conversion failed).
Individual statistics
Rushing
New Town: Noah Wollschlager 28-175, Jacob McCurran 4-87, Robert Chapin 2-8, Joe Don McKenzie 2-(minus 3), Terrance Steele 1-34.
Divide County: Dejuan Jenkins 8-242, Taylor Landsverk 3-78, Aidan Eriksmoen 2-34, Isaac Ellingson 2-8, Troy Knudson 1-22, Alex Bailey 1-12, Joran Oien 1-4, Dylan Rose 1-4.
Passing
New Town: Noah Wollschlager 15-41-2-191.
Divide County: Dejuan Jenkins 3-3-0-106, Alex Bailey 0-1-0-0.
Receiving
New Town: Jacob McCurran 8-108, Tristan Williams 4-49, JoeDon McKenzie 2-3, Terrance Steele 1-31.
Divide County: Troy Knudson 1-57, Aidan Eriksmoen 1-35, Tyler Deering 1-14.
Defense
Troy Knudson -- 5 assists, 2 tackles, 1 batted ball.
Colton Molloy -- 7 tackles, 1 interception.
Alex Bailey -- 1 assist, 1 tackle.
Isaac Ellingson -- 2 tackles.
Dejuan Jenkins -- 3 assists, 6 tackles, 2 batted balls.
Noah Lorentz -- 2 assists, 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack.
Karson Poole - 1 tackle for loss.
Brendon Molloy -- 1 assist, 1 tackle.
Taylor Landsverk -- 1 assist, 7 tackles, 1 batted ball, 1 fumble recovery.
Joe Nelson -- 1 tackle.
Joran Oien -- 2 tackles, 2 batted balls.
Tyler Deering -- 10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 batted ball, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception.
Aidan Eriksmoen -- 3 assists, 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss.
Jayden Nygard -- 2 tackles.
Region 6 Standings
    W    L    PF    PA
MLS    4    0    194    30
Kenmare    3    1    174    116
Divide County    3    1    208    108
Tioga    3    1    118    96
Trenton    1    3    97    153
Parshall    1    3    92    188
New Town    1    3    88    191
Ray    0    4    108    197
Last week’s games
Divide County 73, New Town 46
Kenmare 62, Parshall 30
MLS 58, Trenton 6
Tioga 42, Ray 30
This week’s games
Divide County at Ray
Kenmare at New Town
MLS at Tioga
Trenton at Parshall