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Tribune photo by Tom Larson ACGC running back Jordan Nelson plows through traffic on a second-quarter carry against Benson on Friday night in Grove City. Falcons' back Maverick Whitcomb blocks the Braves' Tyler Krienke (10) while Benson's Dan Lee (6) and Zach Jensen (41) move in to tackle Berghuis. The Falcons won the West Central Conference game 27-0.

Prep football: Falcons soar past Braves 27-0

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GROVE CITY -- Jordan Nelson ran for 117 yards, Dylan Hoerchler was in on two touchdowns and Taylor Larson scored on an 89-yard interception return as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City blanked Benson 27-0 Friday in a West Central Conference contest.

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Mitchell Macik opened the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter and Larson then put the Falcons (4-2, 4-2) up two scores with his Pick 6 in the third. Hoerchler then scored on a 2-yard run and threw an 8-yard touchdown to Logan Jacobs in the fourth.

It was the second shutout pitched by the Falcons this season. They also blanked Minnewaska 29-0 in Week 3.

Benson managed to gain just 94 yards on offense. ACGC rushed for 313 yards on 55 carries to offset its 10 penalties that chewed off 84 yards. Hoerchler rushed for 60 yards and Maverick Whitcomb ran for 54 more.

ACGC 27, Benson 0

Benson (3-3 3-3) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

ACGC (4-2 4-2) 0 6 6 15 -- 27

ACGC - Mitchell Macik 1 run (extra point attempt not available)

ACGC - Taylor Larson 89 interception return (extra point attempt not available)

ACGC - Dylan Hoerchler 2 run (Jordan Nelson run)

ACGC - Logan Jacobs 8 pass from Hoerchler (Lucas Damm kick)

Benson

Team statistics

First downs: 6 ... Rushing: 18-25 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-19-69-2 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 3-18

Individual statistics

Rushing: Brody Gimberlin 1-(-4), Dan Lee 1-13, Morgan Staton 2-2, Matt Ahrndt 12-19, Zach Jenson 1-(-2), Christian Larson 1-(-3) ... Passing: Ahrndt 4-19-69-2 ... Receiving: Colin Ose 1-18, Landon Mitteness 1-25, Staton 2-26 ... Punting: n/a ... Interceptions: Dan Lee 1 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): n/a ... QB sacks: n/a

ACGC

Team statistics

First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 55-313 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 5-10-44-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 10-84

Individual statistics

Rushing: Dylan Hoerchler 9-60, Taylor Larson 4-17, Tyler Berghius 1-1, Jordan Nelson 21-117, Lee Whitcomb 1-9, Alex Pankratz 2-(-1), Zack Junkermeier 1-38, Maverick Whitcomb 10-54, Mitchell Macik 6-18 ... Passing: Hoerchler 5-10-44-1 ... Receiving: Nelson 1-7, Logan Jacobs 2-22, Macik 2-15 ... Punting: n/a ... Interceptions: Larson 2 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): n/a ... QB sacks: n/a

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