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Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale quarterback Dillon Card unleashes a seven-yard scoring pass to Dallas Ehrmantraut in the first quarter of Tuesday's 36-14 victory over Hancock. Card also ran for three touchdowns.

Card leads Pirates past Owls

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Freshman quarterback Dillon Card took charge Tuesday night scoring three touchdowns and passing for one more as the Verndale Pirates clubbed Hancock 36-14.


Card hit receiver Dallas Ehrmantraut with a seven-yard in the first quarter to open the scoring. He later cashed in on runs of seven, eight and nine yards.

Card hit on 13 of his 25 passes for 207 yards. Kory Stave caught four passes for 100 yards and Ehrmantraut grabbed five balls for 48.

Colton Moyer hit the century mark in rushing logging 100 yards on 19 attempts. Moyer also scored on a two-yard plunge. Andy Bounds picked up 89 yards on 13 carries.

The Owls had no luck on the ground against the Pirates gaining just 33 yards on 13 rushing attempts. The Owls did better through the air as Taylor Holleman hit Jordan Miller on TD passes of 12 and 59 yards.

The victory was Verndale's second in just five days and lifted Mike Mahlen's club to 3-2 overall.

Verndale 36, Hancock 14

Hancock 0 0 6 8 - 14

Verndale 8 16 6 6 - 36

Hancock: Jordan Miller 12 yd pass from Taylor Holleman (PAT failed), Miller 59 yd pass from Holleman (PAT Brian Shaw run)

Verndale: Dallas Ehrmantraut 7 yd pass from Dillon Card (PAT Colton Moyer run), Moyer 2 yd run (PAT Alex Walsvik pass from Card), Card 8 yd run (PAT Ehrmantraut run), Card 7 yd run (PAT failed), Card 9 yd run (PAT failed)

Han. Vern.

Yards Rushing 33 243

Yards Passing 160 207

Total Yards 193 450

Passes 12-32 13-25

Intercepted By 0 1

Verndale 14, B-H 8

Andy Bounds broke off an 18-yard scoring run with 2:22 left in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift the Pirates over the Bears in a Park Region Conference game.

Dillon Card hit Dallas Ehrmantraut on a third and 30 play to set up Bounds' winning run.

Colton Moyer made the interception in the fading seconds that sealed the win for the Pirates and gave them a 2-2 record. The loss dropped the Bears to 1-4.

The Pirates struck first in the low-scoring contest when Card found Kory Stave open for a nine-yard TD pass.

Bertha's Matt Fretham, who rushed for 162 yards on 36 carries, tied the game with a nine-yard run in the third quarter.

Bounds picked up 146 yards on 33 carries. Moyer rushed for 30 yards on just two carries.

Dallas Ehrmantraut caught four passes for 64 yards as Dillon Card completed seven of his 13 passes for 92.

Ehrmantraut had a team-high 16 tackles while Alex Walsvik recorded 12 tackles and Moyer and Card had 10 each.

Verndale 14, Bertha-Hewitt 8

B-H 0 0 8 0 - 8

Verndale 8 0 0 6 - 14

B-H: Matt Fretham 9 yd run (PAT Fretham run)

Verndale: Kory Stave 9 yd pass from Kory Stave (PAT Dallas Ehrmantraut pass from Dillon Card), Andy Bounds 18 yd run (PAT failed)

B-H Vern.

First Downs 14 11

Yards Rushing 242 168

Yards Passing 18 92

Total Yards 260 270

Passes 1-10 7-17

Penalties 1-5 4-30

Brian Hansel
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