Football team loses to Albany's Huskies

This article submitted by Jesse Spates on 10/1/96.

The Paynesville football team tried to get itself out of a rut when it hosted Albany last Friday night.

On a rainy night that reminded the Bulldogs of last year when they were blown out by the Huskies, Paynesville was hoping to at least pull out a victory on the number three-rated Huskies.

On the Bulldogsí first drive, Paynesville ran the ball for a first down. They were stopped and forced to punt. This was the story for the rest of the night. The Bulldogs were shut down on offense by the Huskies.

The Huskies were also shut down on their first drive, but on their next drive they scored a touchdown to pull ahead 7-0. The Huskiesí defense converted a touchdown when they forced Jesse Spates to fumble, picked up the ball and ran it into the end zone. Albany scored once more before the half and went into the locker room with a 21-0 lead.

The second half mirrored the first. Albany came out strong and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter. This brought the score to 35-0, where it would stay the rest of the night.

The Bulldog offense could just not get going. They had six tournovers; three interceptions thrown by Spates and a couple of fumbles which did not help them either.

Paynesville 0 0 0 0ń0
Albany 14 7 14 0ń35

Individual statistics
Rushing (att-yds-TDs):

Michaelis 11-76-0; Aagesen 10-41- 0; Elmhorst 8-20-0;
Receiving (rec-yds-TDs):
Michaelis 1-0-0;
Passing (comps-att-yds-TDs-ints):
Spates 1-5-4-0-3; Bruntlett 0-1-0-0-1;
Punting (att-yds-avg):
Mages 6-207-34.5;
Punt returns (att-yds-avg):
Bruntlett 1-3-3.0;
Kicking (att-yds-avg):
Mages 1-45-45;
Mages 1.

Team statistics Pay Opp

Total yards 244 472
Scrimmage yards 135 325
Return yards 69 147
RushesńYards 32-131 57-214
Avg/carry 4.1 3.0
CompletionsńAttempts 1-7 4-7
Passing yards 4 111
Avg/attempt .57 10.3
Total first downs 3 12
PuntsńAvg yards 6-43.5 2-35.0
ReturnsńAvg yards 1-3 6-10.0
KickoffsńAvg yards 1-45 6-43.8
ReturnsńAvg yards 6-11 1-20.0
PenaltiesńYards 6-40 2-24
FumblesńLost 2-2 1-1
Passes intercepted 4 0

Conference standings overall

Albany 3-0 5-0
Litchfield 3-1 4-1
Melrose 2-1 3-2
LPGE 1-2 3-2
Cathedral 1-2 1-4
Paynesville 1-3 1-4
Sauk Centre 1-3 1-4

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