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BOLD tight end Philip Marks picks up 16 yards to the Sauk Centre 21-yard line after catching a Kyle Athmann pass in the first quarter of a non-conference game Thursday at Olivia. The Mainstreeters' Roosevelt Austin, left, and Zach Schmidt combined to make the stop. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

BOLD holds off 'Streeters

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OLIVIA -- Tate Neubauer's big defensive stop on third down in the second overtime helped BOLD top Sauk Centre 30-23 in the season-opening football game Thursday.

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Neubauer came up to stuff a run play at the seven-yard line, forcing the Mainstreeters into a passing situation on fourth down. BOLD had scored on its possession in the second overtime.

The next Sauk Centre play was an incomplete pass, sealing the Warriors' win.

The Warriors tied the game 15-15 on Alex Steffel's five-yard run in the third quarter.

Steffel ran for 211 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown.

Sauk Centre scored in the first overtime and completed the two-point conversion, but BOLD responded with a 10-yard pass from Kyle Athmann to Drew Diekman, then the duo hooked up again for two more points.

BOLD took the lead in the second overtime on another 10-yard pass. Athmann connected with Phillip Marks, then Neubauer kicked the extra point.

BOLD 30, Sauk Centre 23

Sauk Centre 7 0 8 0 8 0 -- 23

BOLD 6 3 6 0 8 7 -- 30

BOLD - Zach Remillard 20 pass from Kyle Athmann (kick fail)

SC - Sam Fischer 65 run (kick good)

BOLD - Tate Neubauer 23 FG

SC - Roosevelt Austin 11 run (Brock Zenzen pass from Michael Knoblach)

BOLD - Alex Steffel 5 run (kick failed)

SC - Austin 1 run (Austin run)

BOLD - Drew Diekman 10 pass from Kyle Athmann (Diekman pass from Athmann)

BOLD - Phillip Marks 10 pass from Athmann (Neubauer kick)

Sauk Centre

Team statistics

First downs: 13 ... Rushing: 52-253 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-9-83-0 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 1-10

Individual statistics

Rushing: Roosevelt Austin 35-133, Sam Fischer 10-104, Terrance Ellis 3-21 ... Passing: Michael Knoblach 3-8-83-0, Patrick Knoblach 0-1-0-0 ... Receiving: Roosevelt Austin 1-15, Sam Fischer 1-62, Terrance Ellis 1-6 ... Punting: Chris Winter 4-26

BOLD

Team statistics

First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 42-222 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 10-20-166-2 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: none

Individual statistics

Rushing: Alex Steffel 32-211, Drew Diekman 6-3, Kyle Athmann 4-8 ... Passing: Kyle Athmann 10-20-166-2 ... Receiving: Zach Remillard 3-29, Drew Diekman 1-10, Phillip Marks 4-63, Tate Neubauer 2-54 ... Punting: Tate Neubauer 2-39.5 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: Andrew Brooks 2 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Tate Neubauer 2-6, Phillip Marks 3-4, Logan Erickson 3-8, Kyle Athmann 0-9, Alex Steffel 0-4, Zach Remillard 1-4, Drew Diekman 0-11, Justin Lothert, 2-5, Adam Steffel 1-4, Cole Merten 1-4, Andrew Brooks 1-13, Nick Steffel 0-7, Reid Nelson 2-7 ... QB sacks: Justin Lothert 1

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