The Le Mars Community football team reached their first 3-0 mark since 2016 when they defeated Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 49-42 on Friday night.
The game featured a lot of quirky and unusual plays and results that kept spectators on their toes all night. Le Mars head coach Ken Vigdal says it was a fun game to be a part of.
Le Mars’ offense put together 477 yards of offense including 375 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs were able to get the most out of their offense when Teagen Kasel was running the ball. The senior quarterback recorded 165 yards rushing with a rushing TD in the win. Coach Vigdal says his offense exploited a weak point in the Nighthawk defense.
While Le Mars had most of their success on the ground, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley succeeded in their passing game. It was a passing game that recorded 343 yards through the air on 34 total pass plays. Coach Vigdal says the Nighthawks could shorten things up or go for big plays keeping his defense on high alert.
The Bulldogs took advantage of having the ball first in the second half and took a 35-15 lead to start the third quarter. After that, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley scored 27 straight points including back-to-back interception returns for touchdowns. Coach Vigdal says that his team never backed down even during that tough run.
Le Mars is now starting to build some momentum having been featured in statewide top-ten rankings for the first few weeks of the season. Coach Vigdal says the guys have to remain focused on their task on any given week to continue this momentum.
Kickoff between MOC-Floyd Valley and Le Mars this week will be at 7:00 PM on Friday night at Jim Lorenzen Field in Le Mars.