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L-N football continues hot win streak


October 6, 2022

The Lawrence-Nelson football team passed their toughest test of the season with high honors Friday when they downed previously unbeaten and defending current D-2 state champion Kenesaw 46-12 at Kenesaw Friday. Not only did they convincingly trounce their long-time rival, they added insult to injury as they put an end to an 18-game Blue Devil consecutive win streak. The Raiders ran their consecutive game win streak to four games.

The first quarter was a see-saw period with Krayton Kucera completing a 44 yard pass to Tyson Kotinek for a touchdown. Kucera scampered into the end zone for two points to give the Raiders an 8-0 first quarter lead. The Lawrence-Nelson defense stood steady and held Kenesaw to six points in the first two quarters of play.

The Raiders faced no such constraint from Kenesaw in the second quarter. Kucera went to the air to complete a 23 yard touchdown pass to Erik Wheeland. Kucera treated himself to two points with his run. Kucera flicked a five yard pass to Tyson Kotinek for a touchdown. Kucera sauntered into the end zone for two more points. Kucera connected on a one yard pass to Tyson Kotinek for touchdown. Kucera sashayed into the end zone for two points. When half time rolled around the Raiders held a commanding 32-6 lead.

Lawrence-Nelson showed no signs of fatigue as they took the field in the third quarter. The defense held Kenesaw scoreless while the Raiders offense went into idle as they were content to eat up the clock.

Toby Kotineek added six points with 23 yard saunter into the end zone. The extra points attempt was unsuccessful. The Raiders now held a 38-6 lead as the clock ticked away. Kenesaw managed to score a touchdown in a futile attempt to change the inevitable out come. Kucera finished the icing on the cake with a five yard jaunt into the end zone. He added two points with his run. When time expired the Raiders had a decisive win over a long time rival.

Kucera measured 129 yards in the air with his 11 completions on 15 attempts. Tyson Kotinek picked up 82 yards with his six receptions. Bayln Bargen gained 14 yards with his three receptions. Wheeland picked up 23 yards on his lone catch. Toby Kotinek covered 10 yards with his one reception.

Kucera put up 121 rushing yards with his 24 carries. Toby Kotinek collected 119 yards with his 16 carries. Bargen covered nine yards on two carries.

The defensive effort was outstanding as the Raiders held the high-powered Blue Devils offense in check for the entire game.

Kucera led the defensive effort with eight solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Connor Janda turned in seven solo tackles and three aassisted tackles. Roy Davidson produced six solo tackles and three assisted tackles. Wheeland contributed three solo tackles. Wyatt Hajny collected two solo tackles and four assisted tackles. Tyson Kotinek and Keaton Mazour landed two solo tackles each. Toby Kotinek and Devyn Zikmund grabbed a solo tackle and had two assists each. Bargen and Trev Mueller accounted for a solo tackle each. Bargen had an assisted tackle also. Nolan Ostdiek was in on five assisted tackles. Clay Williams had two assisted tackles. Carter Griffis had an assisted tackle.

The Raiders travel to Bladen, Friday, to take on the 1-5 Silver Lake Mustangs. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.


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