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Flivvers clip Cedar Grove

Larson scores twice; ace back stopped

September 1, 2012
The Daily News

CEDAR GROVE - Kingsford, behind a pair of Reed Larson touchdown runs and a defense that shut down all-state back Alex Giles, spilled Cedar Grove 20-7 in non-conference football Friday.

Larson rushed 16 times for 72 yards including scorung runs of seven and 10 yards. A holding penalty nullified a 59-yard Larson TD jaunt.

Giles, a running back drawing attention from Big Ten Conference schools, managed 38 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Larson's first score came mid-way through the first quarter. The senior back set up the touchdown, picking up a key first-down behind a block from Brett Michaud to keep the drive alive.

In the second quarter, Sean Ryan powered 12 yards for a touchdown. Cole Tengesdahl's 23-yard punt return placed the Flivvers in prime field position at the Rockets 30. They overcame two penalties on the short scoring drive.

A pass interception thwarted another Flivver threat in the second quarter. Caleb Harrington picked off a Cedar Grove pass to end the first half.

After Cedar Grove got down to the Flivver 18 and failed to score, the Rockets didn't miss on another opportunity as Josh Winkleff snatched a 23-yard scoring pass from Drew Emperley.

In the fourth quarter, a bad snap and poor punt keyed Larson's second scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Ryan added 80 yards rushing on 13 carries. Harrington completed six of nine passes for 51 yards.

Coach Chris Hofer's Flivvers (2-0) continue their Wisconsin non-conference schedule with a trip to Rhinelander on Friday, Sept. 7.

Kingsford 7 7 0 6 - 20

Cedar Grove 0 0 7 0 - 7

First Quarter

K - Reed Larson 7 run (Gabe Swanson kick), 6:00.

Second Quarter

K - Sean Ryan 12 run (Swanson kick), 9:23.

Third quarter

CG - Josh Winkleff 23 pass from Drew Emperley (Seghal kick).

Fourth quarter

K - Larson 10 run (kick failed), 4:14.



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