Posted 9/01/15 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Divide County ran past Trenton-Trinity Christian 42-12 on Friday night at Cal Andrist Field with a mixture of bigger plays and fewer mistakes relative to the prior week’s 52-point loss.
“It was good to see us sustain some long drives,” Divide County offensive coach Bob Brown said after seeing the Maroons improve to 1-1. “Another improvement was ball security and penalties. Fortunately, we looked like a completely different team than last week.”
Aidan Eriksmoen rushed for more than 100 yards while running for two touchdowns and was on the receiving end of an 11-yard passing play for another score.
Divide County scored six touchdowns, including two touchdown runs by sophomore Taylor Landsverk and another by senior Trent Bossingham.
DC’s defense was solid, thanks in part to an interception by Landsverk and a fumble recovery by Rider Jacobson.
Linebacker Noah Lorentz had five tackles as well as an assist and a sack.
“It was a vast improvement over our season opener at Cavalier,” Divide County defensive coach Nate Nelson said. “We still have things to work on, and there is much room for improvement still, but I like the way the team is trending.”
Bossingham’s status for Friday’s game at Kenmare-Burke County is in doubt due to an injury he suffered while playing defense.
“The most difficult thing this week is the possibility of playing without our quarterback,” Brown said. “He is such a pivotal part of our offense and has played so well in these two games.”
Bossingham scored on a 2-yard touchdown run and threw the 11-yard touchdown pass to Eriksmoen prior to the injury.
Landsverk was second in rushing by running for 75 yards; Lorentz rushed for 70 yards. Bossingham averaged 18 yards per run; Lorentz averaged 17.5.
Nelson added that he appreciated the home crowd just as much as he liked everything else Friday.
“We had a great crowd on Friday, and a great home atmosphere for football,” he said. “I hope all our fans are up for a road trip to Kenmare as we get ready to face one of our oldest rivals.”
Kenmare-Burke County defeated Tioga 44-21 on Saturday. Honkers senior quarterback Kyler Melby completed 16 of 26 passes for 223 yards and two scores and ran for three more.