Eagles score 30 in final quarter, top Central City



     Trailing 45-24 midway through the fourth quarter, the Midland football team mounted an impressive comeback, scoring 30 unanswered points to score a 54-45 win at Central City Oct. 18.

     The rally started with a three-yard touchdown run by Britan Martens, who also ran in a two-point conversion. Following a blocked punt that gave the Eagles the ball at the Central City 27-yard line, Martens hit Dodge with a pass that went for a touchdown, and Midland trailed 45-38 with 5:13 to play.

     Jensen Dodge then made an interception, returning the ball 19 yards to the 1-yard line, and Martens scored, and ran in the two-point conversion, to put the Eagles ahead 46-45 with 1:04 to play.

     After Central City was stopped on downs at its own 23, the Eagles scored on the next play, a 23-yard touchdown run by Martens with 10 seconds left. Martens then hit Austin Weinshenk with a pass for the two-point conversion to round out the scoring.

     Martens finished with 28 carries for 341 yards and six touchdowns. Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass to Jensen Dodge, who finished with two interceptions.

     Weinschenk had 7.5 tackles, Sawyer Hansen had six, and Carson Hunter had 5.5.

     Midland improved to 4-2 in district play, 6-2 overall.



     Midland’s volleyball team competed in the Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament Oct. 17 at Clinton Prince of Peace and went 1-2, unable to advance to bracket play.

     The Eagles (4-27) lost to Prince of Peace 8-21, 13-21 to open the tournament. Hope Soroka made four assists, Taylor Bahnsen had six digs, and Ella Rupp had five digs for Midland.

     Against Easton Valley, Midland lost 15-21, 21-23. The team had 44 digs, led by Bahnsen with 15 and Rupp with 10. Arianna Hacke had four kills. Madisyn Kreel and Soroka each made six assists. Brennah Ricketts served four aces, and Bahnsen had three.

     Midland scored a victory against Bellevue Marquette, winning 21-16, 11-21, 15-12. Allison Paulsen, Ricketts and Rupp had six kills apiece. Soroka had nine assists, and Kreel had seven. Bahnsen had 12 digs. Hacke served 11-for-11.



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