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Pirates open with 60-0 win over Rockets

Mike Mahlen's Verndale Pirates made the most of an extra week of practice Friday as they clubbed E.C.H.O. Charter 60-0 in their season opener.

The Pirates held the Rockets to just 73 yards on the ground and 12 through the air for a total of 85.

Mahlen's club racked up 480 yards of offense with Andy Bounds gaining 170 yards on just seven carries and scoring three touchdowns. Bounds scored on runs of seven, 65 and 58 yards.

Dallas Ehrmantraut also cashed in three times by catching TD aerials of 34

and 14 yards from freshman quarterback Dillon Card Card and breaking off a 29-yard scoring run of his own. Ehrmantraut finished the game with five catches for 87 yards and two carries for 36 yards.

Card connected on nine of 13 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

Cory Uselman and Dakota Finck added touchdowns of three and 58 yards.

Colton Moyer was Verndale's top tackler with eight stops. Bounds joined Dan Fisher, James Kveton and Cory Uselman with seven tackles. Bounds also had two of Verndale's five fumble recoveries.

"We're very young but I was satisfied with the way we played," Mahlen said.

Verndale 60, ECHO Charter 0

Verndale 16 28 16 -- 60

ECHO Charter 0 0 0 0 --0

V: Cory Uselman 3 run (PAT Dillon Card run), Dallas Ehrmantraut 34 pass from Card (PAT Andy Bounds run), Bounds 7 run (PAT Kory Stave pass from Card), Bounds 65 run (PAT failed), Ehrmantraut 14 pass from Card (PAT Bounds run), Ehrmantraut 29 run (PAT failed), Bounds 58 run (PAT Ehrmantraut pass from Card), Dakota Finck 58 run (James Kveton run)


First Downs 9 2

Rushing Yards 350 73

Passing Yards 130 12

Total Yards 480 85

Passes 9-13 3-8

Intercepted By 1 0

Fumbles Lost 0 5

Penalties 10-80 5-48