Football: Trojans shutout Hornets 20-0
Senior quarterback Ethan Ishaug threw for two touchdowns and ran one in lead the Barnesville Trojans over Frazee 20-0 Friday night at home. Frazee threatened the red zone on their opening drive of the game but the Hornets were tripped up on a Log...
Senior quarterback Ethan Ishaug threw for two touchdowns and ran one in lead the Barnesville Trojans over Frazee 20-0 Friday night at home.
Frazee threatened the red zone on their opening drive of the game but the Hornets were tripped up on a Logan Wacker fumble at the Trojan’s 21-yard line recovered Garrett Anderson.
Wacker has taken over at quarterback for Frazee allowing Tanner Bachmann more freedom to line up in the backfield.
“Offensively we moved the ball fairly well but were unable to find the end zone,” Frazee head coach Jim Jacobson said. “Logan Wacker played a great game for us at quarterback. We have been steadily improving in all aspects of our offense all season. We put the ball on the ground too many times and missed a few passes that could have changed the game.”
Ishaug got the Trojans on the board in the opening seconds of the second quarter connecting on a 47-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Brady Tweeton. Jared Affield’s point after kick was good for a 7-0 lead.
The duo of Ishaug to Tweeton threatened in the first quarter at the Hornets 17 but a fumble landed in the hands of Tanner Bachmann to negate the opportunity.
Frazee fumbled the ball back to Barnesville, but the Trojans were stopped on four consecutive plays.
Ishaug scored from the nine-yard line at 9:47 of the third quarter to push the lead to 13-0 and hooked up with senior tight end Jack Lien on a 17-yard score in the final two minutes to ice the game.
The two teams combined for six turnovers, four by the Hornets on three lost fumbles and an interception. Barnesville lost two of three balls on the ground.
Yardage was relatively even with the Trojans holding a 264-217 advantage and a 12-10 lead in first downs achieved.
“Defensively I thought we played a pretty good game,” Jacobson said. “We gave up a score on a broken coverage to start the second. Their final score came on a late touchdown pass with under two minutes remaining in the game. Mel Johnson led us defensively in tackles, with Jon Hoffman earning a big sack for us in the second half. We contained them fairly well and made a lot of progress.”
Bachmann led Frazee with 78 yards rushing on 19 carries. Riley Utke added 40 yards on seven rushes.
Wacker was 8-14 passing for 78 yards and one pick.
Frazee falls to 0-4 and hosts Osakis (2-2) Friday, Sept. 18. The Silverstreaks won at Wadena 38-8 over the 0-4 Wolverines after back-to-back losses to Ottertail Central and Staples-Motley.
“Our captains really stepped up on Friday and we were impressed with their leadership,” said Jacobson. “We are expecting a good week of practice with improved focus and intensity. We have been focused on Osakis since the end of Friday's game and are excited to take another step forward, this time hopefully with a mark in the win column.”
Friday's game versus Osakis will also be Tackle Cancer night, with all proceeds going to the Randy Shaver Cancer fund.
Barnesville (2-2) travels to the typically unfriendly confines in Glyndon to face the 3-1 Rebels. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton is coming off a big 54-12 victory at home over Hawley.
Frazee at Barnesville, Friday, Sept. 11.
FRA 0 0 0 0 - 0
BAR 0 7 6 7 - 20
BAR – Ishaug 47 pass to Brady Twetton, Jared Affield kick
BAR – Ishaug 9 run, kick failed
BAR – Ishaug 17 pass to Jack Lien, kick