Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


September 26, 2013

Twin Cedars improves to 5-0 with 52-22 win Over Meskwaki

Brent Parker threw touchdown passes to five different receivers last Friday night as Twin Cedars raced past Meskwaki 52-22. The Sabers improved to 5-0 on the season. They will host district five co-leader HLV Friday night (tonight) at 7 p.m. The winner will be well on their way to the district title.

Parker threw five touchdown passes in the first half. He completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Coy Moore that opened the scoring. Parker threw two touchdown passes to Otis Roby in the first half. Roby scored on a 27-yard pass play and a 19-yard pass play. Garret Pettyjohn was on the receiving end of a 37-yard touchdown pass. Hunter Embray scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Parker.

Twin Cedars was able to score on three of the five two-point conversion attempts. Moore scored on a pass from Parker. Tim Loeffler ran for the other two two-point conversions. The Sabers built a 36-0 lead. Meskwaki scored with less than 30 seconds left in the second quarter to make the halftime score 36-8.

Parker hooked up with Drew Carlson on a 53-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter. He also connected with Carlson for the two-point conversion that made the score 44-8.

Meskwaki answered with two scores that cut the lead to 44-22. The Sabers added one more score when Parker hit Pettyjohn with a 14-yard scoring pass. Moore once again caught a pass for the two-point conversion that made the score 52-22.

“I thought that we played really well in the first half,” stated coach Aaron Allspach. “In the second half we had some costly turnovers, penalties, missed tackles, and mental errors that allowed them to get a couple of scores. Give Meskwaki credit. They played hard the entire game. They never hung their heads. We need to run the ball a little bit better, and our run defense needs to improve.”

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