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Hancock's offense struggled against a tough Wheaton defense. On Hancock's second possession of the night the Warriors intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for six. The Owls offense struggled during the first quarter with penalties and turnovers making it difficult to move the ball. At the end of the first quarter Wheaton would lead 36-0.

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During the second quarter the Warriors scored on all three of their possessions. Hancock was able to start to find their rhythm on offense during the second quarter, but penalties would continue to stop the Owls from sustaining any drives. With five minutes left in the half the Owls once again got the ball back and began to move the ball. On 3-7 from the Hancock 44 yard line Holleman would connect with Steege for a 45 yard play. The Owls would take advantage and on the next play Algarate would run it in for Hancock's first score of the night. At the half the score was be 56-6 in favor of the Warriors.

The third quarter went quickly with neither team scoring. With 3:45 left in the game the Owls scored for the last points of the game as Holleman found Steege from 12 yards out for the final score.

"Wheaton really took the wind out of our sails when they ran back the opening kickoff," said coach Chad Christianson. "They are a very good ball club and were able to keep us in check all night. I was proud of how the guys continued to play all night. We found some things that we need to work on as we go into Ashby this week."

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