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Skyhawks secure playoff berth for 8th straight year

Article by, Mike Kuehn

The Shiloh Skyhawks defeated region rival Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawks 36-12 on Friday night.

The Skyhawks got the win but struggled offensively at times with 3 of their 5 starting lineman out of the lineup. The Shiloh defense, however, found a way to shut down the Nighthawks offense for a majority of the first half.

Junior receiver Cole Walth started off the scoring for Shiloh with a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown. This is the second game in a row Walth has returned a punt for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion came on a pass from junior quarterback Jaden Mitzel to senior wide receiver Mike Kuehn to make it 8-0.

Junior quarterback Jaden Mitzel takes snap against Hettinger defense (Photo courtesy of Tim MItzel)

Junior quarterback Jaden Mitzel takes snap against Hettinger defense (Photo courtesy of Tim Mitzel)

On the first drive for the Shiloh offense senior running back, Canaan Fagerland ran in a 4-yard score and the drive was capped off by another pass from Mitzel to Kuehn for the 2-point conversion.

Early in the second quarter, Fagerland scored another touchdown, this time he did it by reeling in a 15-yard pass from Mitzel. Mitzel threw for another 2-point conversion, this time to junior running back Trey Brunelle making the score 24-0.

Mitzel would add another touchdown pass to Fagerland, which gave the Skyhawks a 30-0 lead.

Hettinger-Scranton put together their best drive of the game right before halftime. Senior quarterback Jeran Anderson and senior wide receiver Kyle Berwick connected for a 8-yard score right as the first half buzzer was sounding.

Shiloh opened the second half with a heavy emphasis on the run game. The Skyhawks capped the opening drive of the second half with a 3-yard score from Fagerland, his fourth touchdown of the game. The score gave the Skyhawks a 36-6 lead.

Berwick ran in a 25-yard score with 1:10 to go to in the fourth quarter. The score cut the lead to 36-12, but Shiloh would recover the onside kick to secure a playoff spot for the eighth straight year.

Shiloh moves to 6-0 overall (5-0 in the region) with the win, while Hettinger moves to 2-4 overall (1-4 in the region).

Shiloh Skyhawks 16 14 6 0 (36)
Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawks 0 6 0 6 (12)

Passing: SC; J. Mitzel 7/11 152yds 2TD, J Kolling 1/2 for 7 yds

Rushing: SC; C. Fagerland 12 for 110 yds 2TD, C. Strand 5 for 23 yds, C. Walth 2 for 18 yds, T. Brunelle 1 for 12 yds, J.Mitzel 5 for 5 yds, J. Kolling 2 for 4 yds, I. Johnson 3 for 4 yds, B. Kuehn 1 for 0 yds

Receiving: SC; C. Fagerland 4 for 110yds 2TD, T. Brunelle 1 for 25 yds, S. Huntington 1 for 10 yds, C. Strand 1 for 7 yds, C. Walth 1 for 7 yds

 

Shiloh Skyhawks 16 14 6 0

Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawks 0 6 0 6

 

Passing: SC; J. Mitzel 7/11 152yds 2TD, J Kolling 1/2 for 7 yds

 

Rushing: SC; C. Fagerland 12 for 110 yds 2TD, C. Strand 5 for 23 yds, C. Walth 2 for    18 yds, T. Brunelle 1 for 12 yds, J.Mitzel 5 for 5 yds, J. Kolling 2 for 4 yds, I. Johnson 3 for      4 yds, B. Kuehn 1 for 0 yds

 

Receiving: SC; C. Fagerland 4 for 110yds 2TD, T. Brunelle 1 for 25 yds, S. Huntington 1 for 10 yds, C. Strand 1 for 7 yds, C. Walth 1 for 7 yds

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