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Kuemper defeats Pocahontas in first round playoffs

October 16, 2020 10:28pm

Kuemper Catholic Knights upend Pocahontas Area Indians 16-8 to advance to second round of playoffs.


Opening quarter saw one fumble lost and two field goals attempted. Opening drive for Kuemper ended in a punt. Pocahontas would fumble the first snap they had, giving Kuemper the ball deep in Pocahontas Area territory. The Kinghts would attempt a 34 yard field goal but it was blocked by the Indians. The quarter would end 0-0.

Second quarter was where the scoring got going. Kuemper would find the scoreboards with a 26 yard field goal from Simon Wagner to give the Knights the 3-0 lead. The ensuing drive, disaster would strike for the Indians as a punt was snapped to high and after a scramble the Knights would fall on the ball for the touchdown. That made the score 10-0. The teams would trade punts and go to the half with Kuemper leading Pocahontas Area 10-0 at the half.

Third quarter saw the Indians get a turnover with a forced fumble, however the next series saw the Knights interecept a pass from Trey Oehlertz. The Knights would capitalize and make another field goal this time a 36 yarder to add to the lead. A 13-0 lead.

The final stanza is where the game got interesting. The Knights would also have a punt snapped to high but would be able to fall on it. That would get the Indians on the scoreboard 13-2. The freekick would be capitalized on as the Indians would put together a 1:12 drive go 55 yards that was capped off by a 21 yard touchdown run by Cole Runneberg. The Indians would fail the 2-point conversion to put the score 13-8. The ensuing drive from the Knights was a 49 yard drive that took 2:29 that was capped off by a 41 yard Simon Wagner field goal to push the Knights lead to 16-8. The Indians would get the ball back with 1:30 to go in the game and would move the ball but would run out of downs and give it back to the Knights with 33 seconds to go. That would lead to the final score of 16-8.

The Carroll Kuemper Knights improve to 2-6 and advance to play Emmetsburg

The Pocahontas Area Indians finish the season at 5-3, the team says goodbye to eight seniors