Stout defense propels ’Cats over Warriors
Published: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
A strong defensive performance and a couple big pass plays were the catalyst in the Custer High School football team’s 26-8 win over Bennett County last Friday night in Custer. The win moved the Wildcats to 2-0 on the young season.
The Wildcats were stout on defense throughout the game, refusing to give up any big plays and keeping the Warriors out of the end zone until the end of the game, when the visitors finally broke through against the Wildcats backups. Even that score, however, was earned through a long drive.
“Defensively, we played well the entire game,” Custer head coach Russ Bailey said. “We didn’t give up big plays. We kept everything in front of us and made tackles. We shut them down.”
Defensive tackle Logan Heuer had an especially strong game, recording nine tackles, including one in the backfield. Linebacker Paul Climenti also had nine tackles, including two for a loss, and Clayton Wahlstrom and Joel Thomsen both had seven tackles. Casey Seidler had the team’s lone quarterback sack.
The Wildcats had no such problem moving the ball, scoring on a pair of long pass plays, the first coming on a 48-yard strike from Chase Glazier to Thomsen, and the second coming when Glazier connected with Israel Parsons on a 35-yard score. Both extra point attempts failed and Custer led 12-0 after the first quarter.
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