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Prep Football: D-B thwarts NUC comeback

Horton’s fourth-quarter TD seals Blackjacks win

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After hauling in a touchdown recpetion, Dawson-Boyd senior wide receiver Romell Horton (3) celebrates with teammates Jordan Hastad (12) and Trevon Johnson (14) during Thursday's season opener against New Ulm Cathedral from R.B. Clay Field.

DAWSON — Up 24-6 in the first half, victory seemed certain for Dawson-Boyd on Thursday. But New Ulm Cathedral and its’ run-heavy T-formation offense scored 22 straight points, leaving the Blackjacks down 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

Dawson-Boyd had one more ace up its sleeve in the fourth quarter as wideout Romell Horton broke off a 16-yard touchdown run to put the Blackjacks up for good for a 32-28 Week 1 victory at R.B. Clay Field.

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Blackjacks junior running back Jordan Hastad fights for extra yards while a Greyhounds defends attempts to bring him during Thursday's season-opening contest from R.B. Clay Field.

The run was Horton’s second touchdown of the game, with the first coming on a 21-yard pass from Brenden Stulz on fourth down in the opening quarter.

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Josh Anyasike, who finished the game with 173 yards on 23 carries, had the opening touchdown for Dawson-Boyd on a 16-yard run. The Blackjacks had a 16-0 lead after the first 12 minutes.

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Dawson-Boyd senior quarterback Brenden Stulz releases a screen pass during first-half action against New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday from R.B. Clay Field.

The longest play of the game came courtesy of Stulz’s arm as he and Micah Olson connected for a 75-yard touchdown pass. Stulz was 6 of 14 passing for 129 yards and an interception.

With their balanced attack, the Blackjacks outgained the Greyhounds on offense 351-255. Dawson-Boyd also came up big on fourth down, converting on 3 of 5.

On Sept. 6, the Blackjacks return home to face Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in their Southwest West District opener.

Dawson-Boyd 32,

NUC 28

NUC (0-1) 0 14 14 0 — 28
D-B (1-0) 16 8 0 8 — 32
Scoring Plays
DB – Josh Anyasike 16 run (Anyasike run)
DB – Romell Horton 21 pass from Brenden Stulz (Anyasike run)
NUC – Tony Geiger 7 run (PAT failed)
DB – Micah Olson 75 pass from Stulz (Anyasike run)
NUC – Eric Furth 13 run (2-pt conversion good)
NUC – Furth 13 run (PAT failed)
NUC – Geiger 19 run (2-pt conversion good)
DB – Horton 16 run (Micah Olson run)

New Ulm Cathedral

First downs: 12 … Penalties: 1-5 … Rushing (Individual and team): Tony Geiger 13-124, Eric Furth 13-77, Jon Adema 2-20, Luke Gieseke 1-1, Noah Wilmes 2-(-3), James Gillis 1-(-4), Team 1-0. 33-215 … Passing (Individual and team): Gillis 2-7-40-0-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Jon Zinniel 1-29, Adema 1-11 … Interceptions: Geiger 1 … Fumble recoveries: Geiger 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Chris Knowles 1

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 15 … Penalties: 12-55 … Rushing (Individual and team): Josh Anyasike 23-173, Micah Olson 8-37, Romell Horton 2-19, Brenden Stulz 3-(-24), Team 7-17. 43-222 … Passing (Individual and team): Stulz 6-14-129-2-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Olson 1-75, Horton 3-31, Trevon Johnson 1-16, Anyasike 1-7 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Team 1

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