The Melcher-Dallas Saints came up on the short end of an 80-36 loss to the Meskwaki Warriors Friday night at home in 8-Man Football action.

The bright spot for M-D is the 36 points was the third best offensive out put of the year.

On the flip side, the Saints have struggled to stop most opponents. M-D is now 2-6 overall while Meskwaki improved to 3-5.

In the eight games played the Saints have given up 70 points or more in five of the games.

It was the final home game of the year for M-D under the direction of head coach Pat Ferguson.

M-D quarterback Steven Krpan passed for two scores and ran for another. Also scoring twice was Noe Von Trzebiatowski, the foreign exchange student from Switzerland.

Krpan had touchdown strikes of 23 yards to his brother Ryan Krpan and one of 14 yards to Cole Metz.

Coach Ferguson’s squad had three rushing touchdowns, two by Von Trzebiatowski, the longest being from 51 yards out when he got behind the Warrior defense. Steven Krpan’s touchdown run was from 5 yards out.

Von Trzebiatowski was the offensive leader for M-D as he rushed for 144 yards on 21 carries. Next on the charts was Steven Krpan with 56 yards on 13 tries.

Passing wise, S. Krpan was 10-of-22 passing for 115 yards. His favorite receiver was his brother, Ryan, with seven receptions for 91 yards.

Meskwaki posted some impressive offensive numbers of their own. Quarterback Stanford Kapayou was 7-of-15 passing for 208 yards.

Taurice Grant was the top Warrior receiver with 89 yards on three receptions and one score along with Larnell Velaquez with two receptions for 94 yards and a score.

Emmett Roberts ran for 153 yards for Meskwaki on 13 attempts.

Pacing the M-D defense with eight tackles was Cole Metz followed by Noe Von Trzebiatowski with four.

Steven Krpan picked off one Meskwaki pass while Logan Godfrey and Scott Johnson each had a fumble recovery for the Saints.

M-D turned the ball over four times, all on pass interceptions.

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

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