Falcons hand Tornadoes first loss

September 20, 2019 10:43pm

Cooper DeJean accounted for 369 yards of offense leading the OA-BCIG football team to a 48-26 win over Storm Lake Friday night.  The junior quarterback completed 21 of 37 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns and he also scored five touchdowns on the ground as he carried the ball 11 times for 152 yards.  In four games he now has eight rushing touchdowns and 15 touchdown passes with just one interception.

In a game where one team wanted to pass the ball and the other run the ball, the Falcons built a 34-13 lead at the half after they scored 14 points in the final two minutes of the first half.  Storm Lake would score on their opening drive of the 2nd half to cut the lead to 34-20 but that was the the closest the Tornadoes would get.

The Falcons scored 21 points off of four Storm Lake turnovers while the Tornadoes scored zero points off of two Falcons turnovers.

OA-BCIG had 408 yards of total offense compared to Storm Lake's 320.  Dejean completed seven passes to Jake Nieman for 68 yards and a score, and seven more passes to Easton Harms for 94 yards.

The Tornadoes had 274 yards rushing with Colton Drieth running the ball 14 times for 111 yards.  Ben Raveling carried the ball 12 times for 38 and a pair of one yard touchdown runs.

Storm Lake, now 3-1, will host LeMars next Friday.  The Falcons, now 4-0, will host Red Oak.