Washington Evening Journal
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WELLMAN — It didn’t take long for Mid-Prairie to assert dominance and assure West Burlington/Notre Dame that this Friday night home game would not resemble last season’s football game at Dr. Dwight G. Sattler Field.
In 2020, the Golden Hawks were ahead 14-12 at halftime only because WBND missed a field goal at the end of the half.
Friday’s halftime score was 41-0. Final score was 55-13.
The Mid-Prairie onslaught started early after Justice Jones secured a fumble on the visiting Falcons first play, then Will Cavanagh tossed the first of his three touchdown passes, all in the first half.
Cavanagh was 10-for-11 for 183 yards and ran five times for 43 yards. One of those runs was a touchdown from five yards out.
Jackson Pennington caught that first pass of the season for an 18-yard score. He snagged two more for a yardage total of 43. Cain Brown had a 51-yard touchdown reception and two others for an 89 yard total. Grady Gingerich caught two passes for 41 yards with one a 23-yard score.
Tyler Helmuth averaged nearly 10 yards with each of his 11 rushes, finishing with 106 total. Braden Hartley added 57 yards on eight carries. Eight other Golden Hawks rushed at least once. Both scored two touchdowns each. Hartley’s longest one was from the 19 while Helmuth long pay dirt run started on the 31.
Jones led the defense with 4.5 tackles and had three tackles for loss.
Friday, Mid-Prairie travels to avenge last year’s 27-20 loss to Sigourney-Keota. The Cobras edged Durant 23-20 on a Cade Molyneux run with 30 seconds remaining Friday.