Dylan Elsbernd slips through the Central City defense as Kade Kruse (2) gets low for a block just ahead of Elsbernd. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Dylan Elsbernd slips through the Central City defense as Kade Kruse (2) gets low for a block just ahead of Elsbernd. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Eight Man No. 3 Turkey Valley football team (5-0, 3-0) is in the driver’s seat in the district after taking down another district foe, Central City (3-2, 2-1) 48-10 at home Friday night.

The Trojans are currently tied for the district lead with Easton Valley with both squads undefeated.

“It was a good game in all aspects — special teams, defense and offense all played very well,” said Coach Mark Scott.


Big plays

As the game kicked off, Turkey Valley’s Garrett Kurtenbach covered the onside kick attempt, giving the Trojans a short field to start the game. TV made quick work of reaching the end zone as Ethan Leibold hit Eli Reicks for a 24-yard pass with less than two minutes off the clock. A Central City miscue on the snap allowed Leibold to recover a fumble deep in Wildcat territory. The turnover handed six points to the Trojans with 5:49 left to play in the first quarter when Leibold fired off a 24-yard pass to Eli Nymeyer. A 61-yard punt return by Eli Reicks set up a 4-yard Leibold plunge with 2:52 remaining. Leibold would come up with another big fumble recovery with 2:02 remaining in the end zone to put TV on top 28-0 after the first frame.

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