BLOOMINGTON – With 541 yards of total offense, the Potosi/Cassville co-op football team rolled over host River Ridge last Friday night, 58-19, in Six Rivers conference football action.
With the win, coach Mark Siegert’s squad improved to 2-1 in league play, while coach Wade Winkers’ Timberwolves fell to 1-1 with the loss.
The visitors from Potosi/Cassville got a lot of mileage from their running backs, which accounted for 454 total rushing yards and six TDs on 43 attempts. That’s an average of 10.6 yards per carry.
Leading the ground attack for the co-op team was senior Dylan Pluemer, who rushed for 203 yards and four TDs on 15 carries for an average of 13.5 yards per attempt.
Pluemer scored three touchdowns in the first quarter from, 9, 8 and 60 yards out, then found the end zone yet again in the third quarter from five yards out. On the year, Pluemer has rushed for 343 yards and six TDs on 27 carries.
Pluemer also added a defensive score in the third quarter when he intercepted a Cole Crubel pass and returned it 41 yards to the end zone.
Junior running back Ty Bausch rushed for 161 yards and one TD on 13 carries, scoring from one yard out in the second quarter. He now has 419 rushing yards on the season and five TDs on 35 attempts.
The co-op team also got a one-yard TD run from junior quarterback Will Bierman, who also completed 3-of-3 passing attempts for 87 yards and one touchdown, which went to fellow junior Brady Curtis in the second quarter and covered 51 yards.
After holding a 44-12 lead at halftime, Potosi/Cassville came out in the third quarter with two more scores, taking a 58-12 advantage into the fourth quarter.
River Ridge, who finished the night with 179 yards of total offense, gained 93 yards on the ground and 86 yards through the air.
Senior running back Tyler Millin led the T-Wolves with 95 yards and two TDs on 26 carries, scoring from 10-yards out in the first quarter and from two yards in the fourth. On the year, Millin has rushed for 368 yards and five TDs on 67 carries.
Sophomore quarterback Cole Crubel threw for River Ridge’s other score, connecting with senior Ryan Redman from 15 yards out in the second quarter.
Crubel connected on six of his 14 passing attempts for 86 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while junior Brett Moravits hauled in a team-high three passes for 59 yards.
Defensively, Potosi/Cassville was led by junior linebacker Cyrus Siegert, who was in on 15 tackles and forced one fumble. Pluemer was in on 12 tackles and senior Logan Schmitz 10, while Pluemer and Kurt Cardey each had an interception.
Leading the River Ridge defense with 13 total tackles was Tyler Millin, while sophomore Will Esser had seven and junior Colton Clark six.
This Friday night, the Potosi/Cassville co-op team will travel to Highland (1-1, 1-2), who is coming off a 19-0 non-conference loss to Independence/Gillmanton. The Timberwolves will host Belmont (0-2, 1-2), who is coming off a 22-10 loss to Shullsburg.
River Ridge 19
(from Friday, Sept. 1)
Potosi/Cassville 22 22 14 0 - 58
River Ridge 6 6 0 7 - 19
RR - Tyler Millin, 10-yard run (kick failed)
P/C - Dylan Pluemer, 9-yard run (run failed)
P/C - Pluemer, 8-yard run (Pluemer run)
P/C - Pluemer, 60-yard run (Ty Bausch run)
P/C - Will Bierman, 1-yard run (kick failed)
RR - Ryan Redman, 15-yard pass from Cole Crubel (run failed)
P/C - Bausch, 1-yard run (Bausch run)
P/C - Brady Curtis, 51-yard pass from Bierman (Pluemer run)
P/C - Pluemer, 41-yard interception return (Cyrus Siegert kick)
P/C - Pluemer, 5-yard run (Siegert kick)
RR - Millin, 2-yard run (Kaine Baus kick)
First downs - P/C 24, RR 12. Rushing - P/C 43-454, RR 38-93. Passing yards - P/C 87, RR 86. Passes - P/C 3-3-0, RR 6-15-2. Fumbles-lost - P/C N/A, RR N/A. Penalties-yards - P/C 3-35, RR 2-20.
Rushing leaders — P/C: Dylan Pluemer 15-203, Ty Bausch 13-161, Jaydon Carbone 4-35, Brandon Klein 2-32, Ryan Kruser 2-23, Brady Curtis 1-11, Ben Udelhofen 5-(-4), Will Bierman 1 (-7). RR: Tyler Millin 26-95, Will Esser 2-7, Cole Crubel 5-2, Brett Moravits 5-(-11).
Passing leaders — P/C: Will Bierman 3-3-0, 87. RR: Cole Crubel 6-14-2, 86.
Receiving leaders — P/C: Brady Curtis 1-5-, Mason Infield 1-19, Dylan Pluemer 1-17. RR: Brett Moravits 3-59, Blake Crubel 2-16, Ryan Redman 1-15.