DIEDRICH SCORES FIVE TOUCHDOWNS AS ATHENS FOOTBALL WHIPS ALMOND-BANCROFT



Athens QB Cooper Diedrich. Photo Courtesy of Athens Bluejays Football Facebook Page


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ATHENS – Athens quarterback Cooper Diedrich ran for 202 yards on just six carries, and he scored on five of them as the Bluejays pounded Almond-Bancroft 64-8 in 8-man football action Friday at Athens High School.


Diedrich returned an interception 32 yards for a score in the opening minute of the game, and added touchdown runs of 40, 22, and 50 yards in the first half as the Bluejays (3-0) opened up a 48-0 lead by halftime.


Caleb Borchardt had an 11-yard touchdown run and Kyler Ellenbecker scored from 36 yards out as well for Athens in the first half. The Bluejays converted two-point plays following each of their six touchdowns.


Diedrich finished off his incredible night with touchdown runs of 35 and 44 yards in the second half.


Ellenbecker added 77 yards and Borchardt 65 in the victory as Athens pounded out 359 yards on the ground.


Almond-Bancroft (0-3) hosts Lake Holcombe and Athens will be at home against Chequamegon next Friday, Sept. 17.


Bluejays 64, Eagles 8

Almond-Bancroft 0 0 0 8 - 8

Athens 24 24 16 0 - 4

First Quarter

AT – Cooper Diedrich 32 interception return (Caleb Borchardt run), 11:11.

AT – Borchardt 11 run (Diedrich run), 7:12.

At – Diedrich 40 run (Kyler Ellenbecker run), 4:37.

Second Quarter

AT – Diedrich 22 run (Diedrich run), 11:29.

AT – Ellenbecker 36 run (Diedrich run), 9:10.

AT – Diedrich 50 run (Aiden Janke pass from Diedrich), 5:44.

Third Quarter

AT – Diedrich 35 run (Janke pass from Diedrich), 10:36.

AT – Diedrich 44 run (Diedrich run), 4:48.

Fourth Quarter

AB – Daniel Burns 4 run (Burns run), 10:32.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: AB, Daniel Burns 21-62, Shane Klismith 5-28, Richard Bentley 2-21, Elijah Applebee 17-11, Brody Dernbach 1-minus 2. AT, Cooper Diedrich 6-202, Kyler Ellenbecker 8-77, Caleb Borchardt 10-65, Caden Decker 1-13, Jakob Annala 2-2.

Passing: AB, Applebee 1-10-0-2. AT, Diedrich 2-4-36-0, Ellenbecker 2-3-19-0.

Receiving: AB, Ayden Phillips 1-0. AT, Decker 1-18, Borchardt 1-16, Annala 1-14, Evan Wantlin 1-3.

Records: Almond-Bancroft 0-3; Athens 3-0.

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