Dragon football blazes through Yuma

Sports | 10/19/2016 |

By Karen Ortner

Holyoke football left its mark in Yuma Friday, Oct. 14, shutting out the Indians 27-0.

With interceptions leading to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, the Dragons were up 20-0 at halftime. An almost-full-field run by M.J. Taylor gained the final touchdown in the fourth quarter to clinch the 27-0 victory.

Though coach John Zilla said he was very happy overall with the team, he also said there was still room for improvement.

“We could have had a couple more touchdowns,” said Zilla. “We made some mistakes we need to correct before we play Wray.”

Jannik Redmann kicked off for the Dragons to start Friday’s game. The Indians began on their own 30-yard line, but within two and a half minutes, Brenden Kage snatched the interception.

Holyoke had a scary moment with a self-recovered fumble before continuing on to score on its opening drive. A pass from Gunnar Kroeger to Blake Mosenteen was complete for the Dragons’ first touchdown with 7:42 on the first-quarter clock. Redmann’s PAT kick was good for the 7-0 lead.

Yuma failed to make anything from its next possession. This time it was Alex Strauss with the interception for a Dragon ball.

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