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Sigourney-Keota stays unbeaten

Photo courtesy of Kim Moore

Sigourney-Keota’s Brady Duwa runs the ball Friday against Van Buren.
Photo courtesy of Kim Moore Sigourney-Keota’s Brady Duwa runs the ball Friday against Van Buren.

KEOSAUQUA — Sigourney-Keota stayed unbeaten with a 60-0 win over Van Buren Friday as Sam Sieren and JD Stout both went over 100 yards rushing.

“I think our offensive and defensive lines have been the difference in every game we have played,” SK coach Jared Jensen said. “These veteran groups have been dominant enough to give our skill guys on both sides of the ball an opportunity to be who they are and make plays. These two groups are just very physical and play fast and overwhelm the box.”

A 27-yard TD scamper by Brady Duwa started the SK scoring, and he followed that with a 32-yard score after the SK stood strong to stop a fourth-and-1.

“Those first two series on offense and defense set the tone for the game,” Jensen said.

The Cobras scored a TD four plays after a blocked punt by Dawson Baumert, then with a minute to go in the half, Cade Molyneux connected on a 17-yard TD pass to Duwa. The defense got a sack fumble by Payton Schauf recovered and ran for a TD by Trent Hendricks while time expired on the clock for a 34-0 halftime lead. Sam Sieren’s TD on the opening drive of the second half started the running clock.

“The second team finished out the game, scoring three more TDs, two rushing by Molyneux and one massive 56-yard strike on the ground by Ethan Shifflet,” Jensen said. “We had a steady group of guys running the ball very well with five guys above over 50 yards. Defensively, I think two guys really stood out. Schauf and Hendricks seemed to make big plays when we really needed them.”

SK is 6-0 and 2-0 in Class 1A District 5 and play at Columbus Friday.