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Reporter & Farmer photo by Emre K. Erku
Bearcat No. 33 Chandler Day staring down Chargers’ No. 10 Brody Grantham after finishing a gut-wrenching tackle during second half action against Hamlin Oct. 17. Webster was unable to find much light against the now 8-0 Chargers, losing 36-8. The Bearcats are headed to Clear Lake Oct. 28 for a playoff battle against the Deuel Cardinals



Bearcats bow to Hamlin

by Emre K. Erku
sports@reporterandfarmer.com

The Bearcats travel to Clear Lake for a playoff game against Deuel Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Hamlin Oct. 17

On a cold October night Hamlin proved to be red hot on defense, only allowing one Bearcat touchdown in the first quarter to help take Webster 36-8 Oct. 17.

Webster’s offense sear-ched for a way around Hamlin’s D-line and over their secondary but were shut down in all quarters except the first.

Off the kickoff the Chargers battled downfield, leading to a six yard touchdown run by Brody Gran-tham. Brody Grantham then tossed it to Tristen Leiseth for the extra two point conversion. Following, the Bearcats answered back with a crowd pleasing 72 yard TD run from Riley Reetz. Braden Rithmiller then set up Reetz with a short two point conversion pass.

Before the quarter ended the Chargers produced another score via a nine yard Brody Grantham run. Ryder Grantham added an extra two points with a run, making the score 16-8 going into the second quarter.

For the next three stanzas the Hamlin Chargers scored three more unanswered TDs, ending the game with a 36-8 score.

Offensively Webster we-nt three for eight in the air with 15 yards and two interceptions, along with 90 yards on the ground and one TD. Reetz gathered 79 yards on eight carries, as well as eight yards on two catches. Tyler Wagner had 11 yards on five carries. The Chargers added 300 yards on 52 carries to their ground odometer, with 37 total yards on 17 throws. All of their end zone appearances were on the ground. Austin Niemann rushed for 122 yards on 16 carries with two TDs, Brody Grantham 103 on 23 with two TDs and Ryder Grantham 67 on 11 with one TD.

Defensively the Bear-cats’ Nolan and Logan Ric-hie had 18 tackles each and Wagner 13. The Chargers’ Leiseth gathered eight tackles, Kale Stieg and Ryder Grantham seven, Brody Grantham two and Sam Koisti one.

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