Miller has big night in Eagle rout



     Cayden Miller rushed 25 times for 287 yards and four touchdowns, and Midland’s big first half resulted in a 34-6 halftime lead, as the Eagles defeated visiting Central City 58-12 in an eight-man football game Oct. 2 in Wyoming.

     Carson Hunter and Caden Ballou rushed for 58 yards apiece, as the Eagles (3-2) racked up 426 total rushing yards in the game. Hunter scored two touchdowns, and Jake Arnell scored one. Hunter also passed for a touchdown on a 25-yard toss to Jamisen Dodge.

     The Midland defense forced five turnovers, including interceptions by Brayden Grau and Hunter. Three Eagles recovered Central City fumbles: Ethan Paulsen, Jensen Orr and Ballou.

     Iziek Soper had 7.5 tackles, including two sacks, to lead the team in those categories. Kole Michaud had 5.5 tackles, Cael Eganhouse had five, while Kaleb Westphal and Zain Sauer had four apiece. Dodge also had two sacks.



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

     The Eagles (0-5, 2-23) played host to Lisbon Sept. 29, and lost in three sets, 18-25, 14-25, 17-25. Arianna Hacke and Allison Paulsen each had five kills, as Madisyn Kreel made eight assists. Ella Rupp led the team in digs with nine, while Allison Paulsen had seven. Gracie Harrington served 12-for-12. Hope Saroka and Alyssa Streets each served two aces.

     On Thursday, Oct. 1, Midland played at Bellevue Marquette, and lost in five sets, with scores of 25-21, 14-25, 25-23, 14-25, 6-15. Kreel made 21 assists, as the Eagles racked up 36 kills. Hacke and Paulsen led the way with 11 kills apiece. The Eagles also had 93 digs, including 23 by Rupp, 22 by Harrington, 17 by Allison Paulsen and 16 by Hacke. Kreel and Hacke had two blocks apiece. Harrington had three aces, while Allison Paulsen, Streets and Hacke had two apiece.



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