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Hawks tame Lions to even record

Woodward-Granger dominated Des Moines Christian in nearly every facet of their non-district football meeting last Friday en route to a 32-0 victory.

The Hawks (1-1) racked up 547 yards of total offense, despite losing four fumbles, while holding the Lions (0-2) to only 56 yards on the ground and another 58 through the air.

W-G totaled 374 yards on the ground and had a pair of running backs go over the 100-yard mark as Marshall Nieland ran for 148 yards on 16 carries and Dylan Garland for 109 yards on 13 runs. Both scored twice, with Michael Connor adding two touchdowns and 58 yards on six runs.

Junior quarterback Cole Ashman bounced back from a rough game at Ogden Aug. 30 to throw for one score and 173 yards on 12-of-14 passing while adding 44 yards on 10 rushes.

Garland put the Hawks on the board in the second quarter with a 22-yard TD run, with the conversion pass failing. Ashman then found Tanner Canova for a 16-yard scoring pass later in the period, with Nieland’s PAT kick giving W-G a 13-0 lead at the intermission.

The visitors put the game away with a pair of scores in the third quarter.

Connor took the ball on an option play on the first snap from scrimmage after halftime and burst 41 yards to the end zone to push the score to 19-0, with the margin growing to 25-0 when Nieland sped 62 yards for a TD minutes later.

The final score came in the fourth quarter when Connor bulled over the goal line on a three-yard run, with Nieland adding the PAT kick.

Dylan Nixon had 10 tackles, Dyllan Rosenbaum nine and Connor nine to pace the Hawk defense, with Lane Kooiker and Seth Noel each falling on a fumble. Garland had an interception he returned 26 yards, with Race Brant bringing back an interception eight yards.

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