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Tigers cruise to homecoming win

Sam Martin/DCN Tate Jensen returns a kickoff during A-D-M's game against Creston/Orient-Macksburg last month.Buy Photo
Sam Martin/DCN Tate Jensen returns a kickoff during A-D-M's game against Creston/Orient-Macksburg last month.

A-D-M piled up four touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 38-0 homecoming victory over Atlantic on Oct. 4.

With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-2 overall, and 3-1 in Class 3A District 1 play.

A-D-M scored on touchdown runs of 25 and 65 yards by Grant Goeden in the first quarter, and Kolby Whisner threw touchdown passes of 25 yards to Tate Jensen and 18 yards to Johnny Reel.

Isaac Schaefers scored on a 5-yard fumble return in the second quarter, while Jake Hutzell booted a 22-yard field goal in the fourth, his third of the season.

“We clicked on all cylinders and were aggressive right at the beginning,” coach Mike Whisner said. “Scoring 28 points in the first quarter was a big deal.”

Goeden ran for a team-high 139 yards on 16 carries. Kolby Whisner completed 6-of-14 pass attempts for 113 yards. Jensen caught three passes for 46 yards and Jake Sloss hauled in a 47-yard catch.

Zach Ostendorf had 10 tackles, including three that went for a loss, to lead the defense. Isaac Norton collected nine and Schaefers and Darold Baker each finished with seven. Jensen added an interception.

A-D-M hits the road for back-to-back road games at Newton on Friday and Perry Oct. 18. The Newton matchup is a non-district game, but one A-D-M hopes to win in order to ramp up momentum for the final two weeks.

The Tigers close out the regular season at home against Harlan, one of two teams, along with Lewis Central, that is still undefeated in district play.

“It’s a game where we can continue to build momentum into the next two district games,” Mike Whisner said. “We prepare like this is a district game, and we go to win. Last year they beat us in a close game here, so the guys will be ready.

“I like where we’re at,” he added. “It’d be great to be 6-0, but we’ve learned from our losses and I think those have made us better.”

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