Tiger rally falls short against Falcons
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta rallied late, but came up short 28-24 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Friday in West Central Conference South football action.
The Falcons held on down the stretch to pick up their first win of the season. The Falcons scored twice in the fourth quarter -- one on Erik Whitcomb's 75-yard run and another on Trever Heining's 40-yard interception return -- to take a 28-12 lead.
The Tigers answered with two touchdowns of their own. Tim Ostby's 13-yard run and Chandler Erickson's 91-yard punt return brought the Tigers within four, but they were unable to convert their 2-point pass plays following the two scores.
The Tigers' Tanner Picht scored first on a 14-yard run in the first quarter.
The Falcons went up 14-6 in the second quarter.
Then Picht hauled in a 10-yard scoring strike from Jake Torgerson in the third to close the gap to 14-12.
Whitcomb ran for two other scores in the second quarter and piled up 146 rushing yards on 27 carries.
Morris/C-A 6 0 6 12 -- 24
A-C-GC 0 14 0 14 -- 28
MCA - Tanner Picht 14 run (pass failed)
ACGC - Erik Whitcomb 4 run (Lucas Damm kick)
ACGC - Whitcomb 9 run (Damm kick)
MCA - Picht 10 from Jake Torgerson (pass failed)
ACGC - Whitcomb 75 run (kick failed)
ACGC - Trever Heining 40 interception return (Hayden Rouser pass from Dylan Hoerchler)
MCA - Tim Ostby 13 run (pass failed)
MCA - Chandler Erickson 91 punt return (pass failed)
First downs: 12; Rushing: 29-36; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-27-143-1; Fumbles lost: 1; Penalties: 3-20
Rushing: Tim Ostby 12-35, Tanner Picht 6-10, Tom Holland 5-3; Passing: Jake Torgerson 11-27-143-1; Receiving: Tanner Picht 3-50, Chandler Erickson 3-52, Logan Manska 2-18, Tom Holland 2-15, Lincoln Berget 1-8; Punting: Tanner Picht 5-25; Interceptions: none; Fumble recoveries: Tim Ostby 1; Tackles (solo-assist): Tom Holland 2-2, Tyler Henrichs 0-3, Chandler Erickson 0-6, Tanner Picht 0-6, Tim Ostby 1-2, Conner Metzger 0-9, Daniel Nelson 1-2, Zach Gibson 0-4, Joel Harrison 0-6, Logan Manska 0-1, Jordan Staples 1-10, John Tiernan 0-1, Wade Ehlers 0-1, Darion Helberg 1-1
First downs: 5; Rushing: 41-170; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-11-43-1; Fumbles lost: 1; Penalties: 10-107
Rushing: Erik Whitcomb 27-146, Trever Heining 6-23; Passing: Dylan Hoerchler 4-7-43-0, Nick Peterson 0-3-0-0; Receiving: Logan Jacobs 2-32, Matt Meyer 2-11; Punting: Jordan Nelson 8-26; Interceptions: Trever Heining 1; Fumble recoveries: Hayden Rouser 1; Tackles (solo-assist): Matt Meyer 4-0, Trever Heining 8-6, Erik Whitcomb 3-7, Hayden Rouser 4-3, Lucas Damm 2-1; QB sacks: Matt Meyer 1, Lee Whitcomb 1, Lucas Damm 1, Austin Mueller 1