Football: Hornets crush Red Lake 49-0
Frazee 49 Red Lake 0
Although Friday night was less than perfect weather to do anything in, it was a near perfect performance for the Frazee football team with its 49-0 thumping of visiting Red Lake (0-7).
High winds, rain, and some lightning showed up, resulting in a delay of the game for about a half an hour during the first quarter of play.
But for the faithful fans who braved the weather, they got the opportunity to see every Hornet under the Friday night lights, including a 30-point scoring barrage in the first quarter.
“Red Lake traveled to Frazee, suffering from a difficult season, and short on numbers,” said Frazee head coach Jim Rader. “All week long, we told our players that we wanted them to go into the game fully prepared to play at a top level. On paper we certainly were the favorites, but our goal was to play the game like any other...without mistakes.”
The Hornets (5-2) came very close to doing just that.
“The starting offense really only saw the ball for one series, a short series at that,” Rader said. “Assignments were sharp, the possession was penalty free (for us), and it landed us in the end zone on the second play.”
Defensively, Frazee tallied two scores on the next two Red Lake possessions and added another score on a punt return.
Although it was still the first quarter, the Hornets began substituting players.
“Our starters had executed, and we wanted to give some other players a chance to develop while avoiding the possibility of injuries,” Rader included.
Hesston Bachmann collected three touchdowns, while Jesse Trusty, Tanner Bachmann (two) and Tanner Reetz each scored, as well.
This coming week Frazee will travel to the Fargo Dome to take on Fosston at 11 a.m.
“The Fargo Dome has become a place where the Hornets have pulled off some big wins over the last several years and we are hoping to make that happen again,” Rader said. “Fosston has an extremely good defense, which has held all but one opponent to under 250 yards of total offense.
“The key for the Hornets is going to be intensity and persistence, because nothing will come easy for the rest of the season.”
Red Lake at Frazee, Friday, Oct. 11
Red Lake 0 0 0 0 – 0
Hornets 30 13 6 0 – 49
Fra—Jesse Trusty 1 run (Nate Starry run)
Fra—Hesston Bachmann 30 Int Ret (Cory Wokasch run)
Fra—H.Bachmann 25 Int Ret (conversion failed)
Fra—H. Bachmann 46 Punt Ret (Tanner Karger pass from Wokasch)
Fra—Tanner Bachmann 3 pass from Wokasch (Karger kick)
Fra—T. Bachmann 41 run (conversion failed)
Fra—Tanner Reetz 16 run (conversion failed)
Rushing— Tanner Reetz 15-65-1; H. Bachmann 1-17; Jesse Trusty 2-25; Tanner Bachmann 3-63; Cory Wokasch 1-3; Nate Starry 2-6; Nathan Nyugen 1-0; Jon Hoffman 3-0
Passing— Wokasch 2-2-1, 6 yds., 1 TD
Receiving— Tanner Karger 1-3; T. Bachmann 1-3-1
Defense— H. Bachmann 2 Int, 2 TD; Mel Johnson 2 FR; Brandon DeGroat FR; Keith Huber FR