Trojans bust out 54-14 first round victory

By Becky Walz,

It didn’t faze the Turkey Valley football team (9-0) when Springville (4-5) broke loose for a 53-yard pass play to score on the second play of the game Friday. Instead, the Trojans showed the Orioles they could score too, and often, leading to the 54-14 first-round playoff win. 
“This was a good victory with a good effort in all phases of the game. Calvin Bodensteiner did a great job covering Springville’s main offensive threat. Dylan Reicks, Marcus Herold and Noah Hanson ran the ball well. Our offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage the whole game,” praised Coach Mark Scott. “Garrett Kurtenbach, Ryan Franzen and Robert Kruse put pressure on their quarterback the whole game.”
The Trojans will now host Kee in the second round of the playoffs Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.

Big plays
While Springville struck first, the Trojans answered and put up 54 unanswered points. TV’s Marcus Herold scored twice in the first quarter, diving over the goal line from one yard and six yards out. Dylan Reicks put the exclamation point on the opening period with a 23-yard carry to the house with 1:58 left to play to put TV on top 22-6.
In the second, the Orioles gave the ball to TV on downs, allowing the Trojans to chew up four minutes of the clock on a drive that saw Herold score his third TD of the game. After the Red and White defense stopped Springville, Noah Hanson let his legs do the work as he weaved through traffic to the end zone for a 49-yard punt return. With time winding down in the first half, Hanson connected with Herold for a 59-yard pass that went to the house once again to give TV a 42-6 halftime lead.
Herold and Hanson wrapped up the scoring in the third quarter with a pair of additional touchdowns. Springville would add another score late in the fourth, but would end its season in Jackson Junction.

A quick peek
Herold scored a total of five times for the Trojans with 118 yards rushing and 59 yards receiving. Reicks carried the ball 11 times and led TV with 124 yards with one score.
Defensively, Herold and Reicks led the Red and White as well with 5.5 and 4.5 total tackles, respectively. Calvin Bodensteiner had two interceptions for the Trojans, while Ryan Franzen recovered a fumble.
Treyton Hulbert kicked off nine time for 412 yards with two touchbacks.

A look at Kee
The Trojans will look to avenge last year’s postseason loss with Kee Friday. The Hawks enter the contest with an 8-1 overall record and narrowly escaped Northwood-Kensett with a 50-45 win. Kee is 77-for-125 with 1,464 yards passing and has 1,976 yards rushing, averaging 6.8 per carry.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Springville 6 0 0 8 14
T. Valley 22 20 12 0 54

Scoring sequence
1st Quarter
Springville – Dylan Demean 53-yd. pass to Luke Menster (2-pt. pass failed)
TV – Marcus Herold 1-yd. run (Noah Hanson 2-pt. pass to Dylan Reicks)
TV – Herold 6-yd. run (Hanson 2-pt. run)
TV – Reicks 23-yd. run (2-pt. pass failed)
2nd Quarter
TV – Herold 2-yd. run (2-pt. pass failed)
TV – Hanson 49-yd. punt return (2-pt. pass failed)
TV – Hanson 59-yd. pass to Herold (Reicks 2-pt. run)
3rd Quarter
TV – Herold 46-yd. run (2-pt. pass failed)
TV – Hanson 1-yd. run (2-pt. pass failed)
4th Quarter
Springville – Demean 20-pt. pass to Menster (Menster 2-pt. pass to Demean)

Game stats
Total yards: TV 377; Springville 233
Passing (comp/att/yds): Noah Hanson (1-2, 59 yds., 1 TD)
Rushing (att/yds): Dylan Reicks (11-124, 1 TD); Marcus Herold (15-118, 4 TD); Hanson (6-42, 1 TD); Burke Busta (4-21); Oliver Schmitt (5-14)
Receiving (att/yds/TD): Herold (1-59, 1 TD)
Tackles (solo/assists): Herold (5.5); Reicks (4.5); O. Schmitt (4.0); Calvin Bodensteiner (4.0); Ryan Franzen (2.0); Robert Kruse (1.5); Dane Hurd (1.0); Chase Hayek (1.0); Garrett Kurtenbach (0.5)
Interceptions (no/return yds): Bodensteiner (2-0)
Fumble recoveries: Franzen (1-0)
Punts (att/yds): Herold (1-48)
Punt returns (att/yds): Hanson (2-49, 1 TD)
Kick-offs (att/yds): Treyton Hulbert (9-412, 2TB)
Kick-off returns (att/yds): Hanson (2-30)


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