The Melcher-Dallas Saints put up 33 points on the scoreboard Friday night at home against the AGWSR (Ackley Geneva, Wellsburg, Steamboat Rock) Cougars but it wasn’t enough.
The Cougars became the fourth team this year to scorch the Saints for 70 points or more. AGWSR beat the Saints 70-33 Friday in Melcher.
AGWSR was about as balanced as a team would ever want to be. The Cougars had two touchdown passes and six rushing scores for touchdowns. They also added two special team scores on punt returns by Chase Harms for 60 yards and Jaden Penning from 53 yards out.
Cougar quarterback Titan Opperman was 5-of-8 passing for 121 yards with touchdown strikes to Harms from 23 yards and Penning on a 48-yard pass.
On the ground AGWSR Cougars shared the wealth with eight back rushing between two and six times.
Penning had two rushing touchdowns and 68 yards on two carries. Cale Culver also scored twice and totaled 50 yards on five attempts.
The Saints were able to move the ball. Steven Krpan was 9-of-21 passing for 189 yards and three scores. The touchdown passes were all three to Gabe Enfield. Enfield had five receptions for 92 yards. The longest TD pass covered 35 yards.
Noe Von Trzebiatowski, a foreign exchange student from Switzerland led the ground game with 84 yards on 13 carries. He had a rushing touchdown of 64 yards and Steve Krpan scored on an 8-yard dash to the end zone.
Van Trzebiatowski was the top tackler for the Saints with seven stops, followed by Cole Metz with five and freshman Lucas Harrington with five.
The Saints are coached by Pat Ferguson.
The Saints hit the road Friday to face the Colo-Nesco Royals at 7 p.m. in Colo.
M-D is 2-4 overall while AGWSR improved to 5-1. The Cougars aren’t ranked, but they have received votes in the Associated Press poll, but reside outside the top 10 in 8-Man Football.