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Football: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton's 2nd-half surge sinks MACCRAY, 46-20

MAYNARD -- MACCRAY bolted to a 14-0 lead, but couldn't maintain the high-flying pace, losing to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 46-20 in the Little Sioux Conference Friday.

MACCRAY opened the game with a kickoff return to the RTR 28-yard line, then Justin Koenen punched it in from six yards out. Shortly after, Koenen fired a 68-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Meyer to put MACCRAY ahead 14-0 in the game's first four minutes.

Special teams controlled the first quarter, with MACCRAY taking possession of the ball in RTR territory on three occasions in the first quarter, while the Knights' Kyle Minette scored a touchdown on a 95-yard kickoff return and had another one called back on a penalty.

The Knights (4-1, 4-1) then scored 32 points while keeping MACCRAY out of the end zone in the second half.

RTR 46, MACCRAY 20

RTR (4-1, 4-1) 14 0 20 12 -- 46

MACCRAY (2-3, 2-3) 20 0 0 0 -- 20

MAC - Justin Koenen 6 run (Aaron Pauling kick)

MAC - Andrew Meyer 68 pass from Koenen (Pauling kick)

RTR - Kyle Minette 95 kickoff return (Minette kick)

RTR - Brennen Rupp 16 run (Minette kick)

MAC - Ryan Aeikens 38 pass from Koenen (kick failed)

RTR - Mark Christopherson 62 run (kick blocked)

RTR - Minette 62 run (kick blocked)

RTR - Rupp 42 run (Rupp pass from Andrew Carmany)

RTR - Minette 17 run (run failed)

RTR - Matt Gordon 3 run (run failed)

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

Team statistics

First downs: 14 ... Rushing: 39-349 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-10-28-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-25

Individual statistics

Rushing: Kyle Minette 23-173, Brennen Rupp 8-73, Mark Christopherson 2-84 .... Passing: Andrew Carmany 6-10-28-1 .... Receiving: Travis Schultz 5-18, Christopherson 1-10 .... Punting: Schultz 5-35 .... Interceptions: Rupp 2 .... Fumble recoveries: not available .... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

MACCRAY

Team statistics

First downs: 12 ... Rushing: 33-126 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-19-154-2 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 5-30

Individual statistics

Rushing: Mitch Grussing 14-41, Justin Koenen 13-67, Caleb Zimmer 2-27 .... Passing: Koenen 11-19-154-2 .... Receiving: Ryan Aeikens 2-37, Grussing 3-12, Zach Thissen 2-18, Andrew Meyer 1-68, Tyler Steen 3-19 .... Punting: Aaron Pauling 5-23.6 .... Interceptions: Brock Madsen 1 .... Fumble recoveries: none .... Tackles (solo-assist): Grussing 6-2, Madsen 3-4, Alex Sweep 4-5, Reed Davids 4-2, Joe Plant 1-1, Mark Conboy 2-2, Matt Leese 1-4 ... QB sacks: Plant 1, Conboy 1

NEXT -- MACCRAY: Friday at Dawson-Boyd

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