Cowboys set tone early, never let up in 51-25 win

Pogge rumbles for 180 yards,

Haberman scores three touchdowns


  Clarion-Goldfield punched in three touchdowns in the first quarter alone, sending a strong message to the visiting Estherville-Lincoln Central Midgets that the Homecoming crowd would see a home team win. With several players stepping up with big contributions, the Cowboys rode all of it to a nice 51-25 win to even their record at 2-2 overall.

  “I like that we started so much faster than the week before,” said a pleased head coach Paul Hansch. “We put them in a serious hole in the first quarter. We scored on every possession we had time to score on. We had more focus and enthusiasm. Maybe it was for homecoming, or to make up for last week. Whatever it was, it was great to see.”

  With 8:25 on the clock in the first quarter, the red and black struck first on a one-yard effort by their tank Mitch Gambrill. It was followed by a pass from Trenton Sann to Joel Haberman for two-points, and C-G was up 8-0. Just over a minute later, Zach Pogge took off like a rocket on a pretty 64-yard run to the end zone. A two-point conversion by Sann made it 16-0. With two minutes left in the quarter, Sann lofted a 21-yard touchdown pass to Haberman. Another two-pointer, again from Sann to Haberman, made 24-0.

  Following a second-quarter ELC score, the Cowboys went to work again with another drive culminating in a nifty 24-yard scamper to paydirt by Haberman. The try for two failed, making it 30-0. The Midgets would score again right before halftime.

Read the full article in the Sept. 26 edition.