Titans deal Cowboys 38-0 defeat
By Jay Davis
Second-ranked Leola-Frederick scored five touchdowns in the first half and defeated Lemmon-McIntosh 38-0 in the Class 9A quarterfinals in Frederick on Monday.
The Titans took the lead early, recovering a Cowboy fumble and scoring on their first possession. Leola-Frederick scored on its first play when Logan Weisser went 27 yards on a sweep.
Weisser gave the Titans a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter when he snared a Dane Campbell pass and scored from 18 yards out. Weisser and Campbell combined for a 42-yard touchdown combo in the second quarter.
Derrick Podoll added two touchdowns. He scored one on defense when he scooped up a Lemmon-McIntosh fumble and raced 24 yards to the end zone. His second was a seven-yard pass reception.
The Leola-Frederick defense made it difficult for the Cowboys to accomplish much. Lemmon-McIntosh was held to 65 yards rushing on 31 attempts. The Cowboys did gain 96 yards in the air, but 52 of them came on a pass from running back Josh Sackmann to quarterback Tyler Heil. Heil was just four of 12 for 44 yards, while suffering an interception and three sacks. Shay Oliver led the rushing attack with 40 yards.
Campbell led Leola-Frederick with a nine for 19, 183-yard, three-touchdown passing game. Weisser ran for 70 yards and caught passes for another 109 yards. Podoll had 65 yards receiving and led the defense with six tackles, three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. Austin Hoerner and Nathan Sumption led all tacklers with 11 and 9, respectively.
Heil led the Cowboy defense with six tackles. Brody Peterson had 5.5 and Oliver had five.
The 10-0 Titans advance to the 9A semifinals where they will host 10-0 Wolsey-Wessington on Saturday.
The Cowboys end the season at 6-4.
Lemmon-McIntosh (6-4) 0 0 0 0- 0
Leola-Frederick (10-0) 14 24 0 0- 38
LF- Logan Weisser 27 run (Weisser run)
LF- Weisser 18 pass from Dane Campbell (kick blocked)
LF- Derrick Podoll 24 fumble return (Podoll pass from Campbell)
LF- Weisser 42 pass from Campbell (Podoll pass from Campbell)
LF- Podoll 7 pass from Campbell (Weisser run)
Lemmon-McIntosh: Rushing 31-65 (Shay Oliver 7-40, Brody Peterson 13-27, Josh Sackmann 5-21, Tyler Heil 5-(-23); Passing 4-12-1-96 (Tyler Heil 3-10-1-44, Sackmann 1-1-52); Receiving (Heil 1-52, Peterson 2-42, Sackmann 1-2); 8 first downs; 3 turnovers. Defense: Heil 6 tackles, Peterson 5.5 tackles, Oliver 5 tackles, Darin Maier 4.5 tackles, Tim Morgan 4.5 tackles.
Leola-Frederick: Rushing 29-107 (Weisser 6-70, Evan Emery 10-15, George Lapka 5-14, Justin Helland 5-13, Carsen Hertel 1-(-1), Campbell 2-(-2); Passing 9-20-1-183 (Campbell 9-19-1-183); Receiving (Weisser 3-109, Podoll 5-65, Emery 1-9); 12 first downs; 1 turnover. Defense: Austin Hoerner 11 tackles, Nathan Sumption 9 tackles, Podoll 6 tackles, 3 sacks, interception, fumble recovery.