Grant County came into Night Hawk territory at Scranton on Sept. 8 with an overall record of 0-3. They left with an impressive 42-22 win over the Night Hawks. It was a windy evening which diminished the Night Hawk passing game as they were only 5-17 for 61 yards. The Storm totaled 66 plays with 65 of them on the ground. Time of possession went to the Storm 32 minutes versus 15 for the Night Hawks. The Storm also had 25 first downs to the Night Hawks 12.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For the Record
The Storm came out strong and scored on their first possession with Lane Wells scoring from four yards out. Wells totaled 272 yards rushing on 40 carries for the game with four touchdowns. They would score on their next four possessions and held a 34-0 lead at half time.
Bad breaks were hurting the Night Hawks. On their first possession, the Storm forced a fumble and would later score. On their next possession the Night Hawks had a touchdown called back due to a holding call. After the Storm’s fourth score they tried an onside kick and recovered. On the first play after the recovery Wells would score from 54 yards out and less than a minute left in the half.
The Night Hawks would score first in the second half on an 11-yard pass from Jaxon Mellmer to Kyle Burwick. The Storm would answer that with a touchdown of their own. The Night Hawks would add two scores late in the game. Due to the mercy rule most of the second half had a running clock.
Mellmer would lead the Night Hawks in rushing yards with 157 and Isaiah Kludt added 112. Next up for the Night Hawks is at Mott-Regent on Sept. 15.