The Mahnomen-Waubun Thunderbirds took care of business on Friday night against Red Lake County Central in a 36-0 victory.
Five different Thunderbirds found the end zone starting with Dennis Ashley from 11-yards out in the first quarter. Beau Hoban made it 16-0 with a four-yard touchdown run before Will Starkey broke off a 14-yard score.
Curtis Bellefuille capped off an impressive first half with a 38-yard touchdown run. Joe Slette put the finishing touches on Mahnomen-Waubun’s shutout with a nine-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.
The Thunderbirds allowed just 55 yards of total offense to Red Lake County Central. The Thunderbirds gained 280 yards, with 264 of them coming on the ground. Starkey, Ashley and Curtis Mehr all had over 50 yards rushing on the night.
Mike Weaver led the Mahnomen-Waubun defense with four tackles, but Rolando Ellis had an impact in the turnover game. He picked off two passes in the victory.
The Thunderbirds are 5-1 this season and will host Wadena-Deer Creek (4-2) on Friday.
RED LAKE COUNTY CENTRAL 0 0 0 0 - 0
MAHNOMEN-WAUBUN 16 14 6 0 - 36
SCORING- FIRST QUARTER- Dennis Ashley 11-yard TD run, Tanner Pazdernik two-point conversion good, 8:01; Beau Hoban 4-yard TD run, Ashley two point conversion good 4:25; SECOND QUARTER- Will Starkle 14-yard TD run, Ashley PAT good; Cutis Bellefuille 38-yard TD run, Ashley PAT good, 4:57; THIRD QUARTER- Joe Slette 9-yard TD run, two-point conversion pass no good, 1:36;
MAHNOMEN-WAUBUN OFFENSE- 280 total yards, 16 passing yards, 264 rushing yards, 2 penalties for 10 yards, 1 turnover, 16 first downs, 1-4 third downs, 2-2 fourth downs; RUSHING-Will Starkey 6 carries, 59 yards, TD; Dennis Ashley 3 carries, 54 yards TD; Curtis Mehr 7 carries, 53 yards, Curtis Bellefuille 3 carries, 46 yards, TD; Joe Slette 3 carries, 23 yards, TD; Loden Clark 1 carry, 13 yards; Tanner Pazdernik 4 carries, 7 yards; Beau Hoban 1 carry, 4 yards; John Refshaw 2 carries, 4 yards;