Trojan senior Keegan Balk (5) stops a Kee Hawk rusher in the backfield as sophomore Collin Kleppe (21) comes to assist Friday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Trojan senior Keegan Balk (5) stops a Kee Hawk rusher in the backfield as sophomore Collin Kleppe (21) comes to assist Friday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The No. 3 Turkey Valley football team (6-0, 4-0) dominated its home field Friday, shutting down any offensive threat Kee (1-5, 1-3) attempted as the Trojans shut out the Hawks 60-0.

“This was a good homecoming victory. Kee’s size and game plan took away our inside run game but allowed us to run Wildcat formations with Eli Reicks,” said Coach Mark Scott.


A night to celebrate

An injury to quarterback Ethan Leibold versus Central City a week ago, sidelined the senior and forced the Trojans to adjust their offensive and defensive attacks Friday night.

The first tally was posted with 4:48 remaining in the first quarter when Eli Reicks took the direct snap 28 yards into the end zone. Two minutes later, a halfback pass from Elliott Dietzenbach to Eli Nymeyer put Turkey Valley on the six-yard line. E. Reicks put the Red and Black on the board again, giving the Trojans an early 16-0 lead.

In offensive control, Kee put the ball in the red zone; however, the staunch Trojan defense kept the Hawks from scoring and took over on downs. With the clock nearing the five-minute mark, E. Reicks took the call again, weaving his way through traffic for a 73-yard touchdown run for a 24-0 advantage that held through halftime.

 

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