Eagles, Smith run past Springville, 50-6



     Midland’s defense held Springville to 144 total yards, while the offense racked up 463, as the Eagles romped to a 50-6 eight-player football win over Springville Friday, Oct. 6 in Wyoming.

     Austin Smith rushed 14 times for 303 yards and five touchdowns, including runs of 64, 53 and 60 yards. Smith also caught a touchdown pass from Britan Martens on a play covering 66 yards.

     Also scoring for the Eagles (4-0, 5-2) was Brady Pestka on a six-yard run. Peskta scored on two-point conversions three times.

     “Offensively we were once again very good rushing the football,” Midland coach Casey Hack said. “Austin Smith had another great game. Our line and backs opened up some holes, and we took advantage of it.

     “Defensively, we got to the football and covered up the receivers pretty well. It was nice to see our cover guys stik with the receivers and our defensive line put pressure on the quarterback.”

     Leading tacklers were Griffin Gravel with 7.5, Fisher Bisinger with seven, Hunter Rushford and Brett Schoenherr with 5.5 each, and Carsen Rupp with five.

     Midland led 38-0 at halftime. The Eagles play at English Valleys of North English (0-4, 2-6) Oct. 13, before closing the regular season at home against district co-leader Lone Tree (4-0, 7-1) Oct. 20.

     “We need two more district wins to set us up for a home playoff game, and that is what we are focused on,” Hack said.



     Midland played a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference matches last week, losing them both.

     The Eagles (1-4, 1-20) played host to North Linn Oct. 3 and took the Lynx to a fourth set before losing 25-18, 13-25, 25-27, 12-25. Delanie Uppena led the team in kills with 12, and Calli Markmann had 10 kills and 16 assists. Mikayla Dosland made 18 assists. Emma Dusanek had 12 digs. Markmann served 14-for-14, and Brennah Ricketts served 15-for-16 with four aces. Dosland also had four aces.

     At Bellevue Marquette Oct. 5, Midland lost 15-25, 10-25, 10-25. Morgan Soper had five kills. Dosland and Markmann had four assists apiece. Dusanek had 12 digs, and Ella Rupp had six.




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