Spencer/Columbus football evens their record
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Spencer/Columbus Rockets evened their record to 2-2 in week four of the high school football season, winning at Stanley-Boyd 47-14 on Sept. 13.
“We came out and played very well early on in all aspects of the game,” Spencer/Columbus Head Coach Jason Gorst said afterward. “Offensively, we were able to move the ball, not necessarily in big chunks – we didn’t have a high per-play average – but we were consistent in moving the ball.”
The Rockets gained 4.6 yards per play in defeating Stanley-Boyd. S/C jumped out to a 22-0 lead, and held a 34-14 advantage after three quarters. The Rockets added two scores in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring, including a late interception returned for a touchdown by Brett Kasch.
Austin Bacon carried the ball 29 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns, including the game’s first score, a five-yard TD run in the first quarter. Eden Jacobson had 31 rushes for 121 yards and two scores—a pair of two-yard TD runs. Quarterback Gage Stratman was 5-for-7 for 56 yards and one touchdown—a four-yard scoring strike to Will Schlafke in the fourth quarter.
The Rockets outgained Stanley-Boyd 347-91. The time of possession was lopsided as well. S/C had the ball for 38:43, compared to just 8:40 for the Orioles.
“It was kind of a combination of a few things,” Coach Gorst added. “Our defense was quick to get off the field, whether it was forcing a three-and-out or forcing several turnovers in the game. And then offensively, we had a strong rushing attack. We just stayed consistent and had long drives, and tried to get three to four yards per play, and it certainly led to us having the ball for most of the game.”
The Orioles also surrendered three of their possessions with turnovers, including interceptions by Kasch and Cole Timmler. The Rockets were also 44 percent on third-down conversions – 7/16.
Spencer/Columbus will host Neillsville/Granton on Sept. 20 and Colby on Sept. 27, followed by a road game at Cadott on Oct. 4.