Blue Devils romp, 67-12

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Blue Devils romp, 67-12

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer




West Central blew its football game with Cedar Valley Christian wide open in the first quarter, exploding for 40 points in the first 12 minutes on the way to a 67-12 victory in cedar Rapids.

It only took the  Devils 19 seconds to score as James Niemann broke free for a 30-yard TD.

After that, it was a steady parade of Blue Devils crossing the goal line. In all, six different Devils made touchdowns.

Meanwhile the WC defense held Cedar Valley to 164 total yards on offense. The two Christian scores came in the final quarter as Blue Devil head coach Steve Milder emptied the bench.

West Central forced four turnovers, including a 31-yard interception return by Brady Forsyth.

Afterwards, Milder stated, “It was a good game for us, because everyone got to play and we came out of the game healthy!”

Nine different WC players got to run the ball, and 19 Blue Devils were in on tackles.

Niemann led the ground game with 129 yards on just four carries. Sam Annis also carried four times, totaling 82 yards; both players scored twice. Jordan Taylor was the third Devil scoring two TDs, only he did it on just two carries.

Kaleb Kime’s only pass was a 12-yard scoring strike, while Ethan Fink went 1-2 for 14 yards.

Tyson Decker continued to lead the D as the freshman made 11 stops; he also led WC with six solo tackles. Scott Stempfle and Joseph Kane each made seven tackles. Three other Devils made six tackles apiece.

This week is Homecoming in Maynard, and the Devils square off against Midland (1-2, 1-3). The Eagles come into the game after a bye week.

Milder stated, “They’ve had two weeks to focus on us since we follow Valley on the two-year schedule. I have mixed feelings about void weeks during the regular season. Anytime you upset the normal routine, you don’t know what you’re going to get from an opponent.”

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