Ryan Krpan

Ryan Krpan

The Melcher-Dallas Saints controlled both lines of scrimmage Friday night en route to a big 50-14 win at home over Seymour.

The defense helped make life easier for the offense as Ryan Krpan scored twice, once on a 70-yard pass interception and the other on a 41-yard fumble recovery returned to pay dirt.

Ryan Krpan was far from done for the evening. The junior caught six passes from his twin brother Steven. Ryan had 179 yards in receptions and four more touchdowns, giving him six for the night. The longest touchdown reception went for 57 yards.

Steven Krpan was 9-of-22 passing for 189 yards and four scores, along with two passes being intercepted.

Steven Krpan had the seventh score for M-D on a 4-yard run.

Noe Van Trzebiatowski, a foreign exchange student from Switzerland led the Saints in rushing with 49 yards on 15 carries.

Joe Branson top rusher from 2018 ran three times for 14 yards before leaving with an injury.

The M-D defense forced five turnovers. Three pass interceptions, one each from the Krpan boys and one by Caleb Roland. Fumble recoveries were by R. Krpan and Evan Putz.

Gabe Enfield led the Saints with 10 tackles, Lance Clark had eight, Ryan Krpan and Van Trzebiatowski each had five.

“It was a good start to the season. We hit some big offensive plays early to get us going,” replied Coach Pat Ferguson, who picked up his first win as a varsity football coach.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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