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Tornado Football Team Moves On In 3A Playoffs

October 16, 2020 9:48pm

The Storm Lake football team scored 22 straight points erasing a 22-14 halftime deficit on their way to a 36-28 win over visiting LeMars in a first round class 3A playoff game Friday night at Tornado Field.

Ben Raveling, Angel Godoy, and Eddy Sanchez were a three headed running machine behind an impressive Storm Lake offensive line with Raveling leading the way gaining 124 yards on 17 carries and scoring two touchdowns including a 39 yard scamper on a 4th-down-and one play in the 3rd quarter.  Godoy had 16 carries for 96 yards and a four yard touchdown run that put Storm Lake up 36-22 with under seven minutes to play in the game. Sanchez ran the ball eight times for 82 yards and two touchdowns.  On the night, Storm Lake ran the ball 52 times for 361 yards.

LeMars was coming off of their only win of the year, a 21-7 win against Bishop Heelan a week ago and the Bulldogs came to play scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions and building a 22-14 lead at the half.  Carter Arens led their rushing attack with 24 carries for 93 yards and two scores, Colton Hoag added a pair of touchdown runs for the Bulldogs, who end their year with a 1-6 record.

LeMars had 195 yards of offense in the first half and finished the game with 274.

Storm Lake quarterback Josh Steffan was 2-for-6 through the air with completions to Pako Garcia and Beau Boeckman.

Storm Lake, now 3-5, will play Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley (5-2) next Friday night at Rock Valley.  The Nighthawks won the regular season meeting 28-14 on October 9th.

After the Tornadoes win over LeMars coach Rudy Wieck joined Storm Lake Radio after the game, click below.