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Bertha-Hewitt School
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bears Top Owls For First Win

By Kyle Gylsen - Hancock

In a contest featuring a pair of teams each looking for their first win, Hancock lost the Pheasant Conference matchup with Bertha-Hewitt 42-12 Friday night.

The Owls had a 6-0 lead after the first quarter thanks to a two-yard run by Anthony Koehl.

The Bears then outscored Hancock 42-6 over the next 36 minutes.

Bertha-Hewitt accumulated 369 yards of offense, while the Owls gained 281 yards on the night.

Preston Riewer scored twice for the Bears in the second quarter, first on a one-yard run and then on a 17-yard pass from Zach Mousseau, giving Bertha-Hewitt a 16-6 lead at the break.

The Bears widened the gap with their two longest runs of the year in the third quarter. Tylor Waln ripped off a 67-yard run on the second play of the third quarter for his first touchdown of the year. Riewer ran 64 yards for a score on the Bears' next possession.  Neither two-point try was successful, but Bears lead stretched to 28-6.

Hancock answered with its final touchdown early in the fourth quarter with a three-yard run by Koehl. A failed conversion made the score 28-12.

Following the touchdown, the Owls attempted an onside kick, but the Bears recovered, giving Bertha-Hewitt good field position.  Mousseau capped off a 58 yard drive with a four-yard touchdown run, stretching the score to 34-12. Dustin Bertram scored the Bears' last touchdown on a 40-yard interception return of an attempted screen pass. Charlie Nienaber ran in the two-point conversion to end the scoring at 42-12.

Waln led the Bears' rushing attack with 110 yards on eight carries. Riewer ran eight times for 89 yards, while Jordan Frethem added 12 carries for 67 yards.  Mousseau completed 4-of-9 passes for 68 yards and one touchdown, while running for 17 yards and a score.

Koehl finished with 139 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Phillip Schaefer was 8-of-16 for 139 yards, but was intercepted three times. Noah Kannegiesser gained 81 yards on four receptions.



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