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Reporter & Farmer photo by Emre K. Erku
Panthers’ No. 73 Derek Hills fights through the madness to make a first half tackle on Great Plains Lutheran’s No. 25 Justin Lentz during Sept. 5 action between Waubay/Summit and GPL. With Waubay/Summit holding GPL defensively to one touchdown, the Panthers overpowered GPL 48-6.



Waubay/Summit football brushes off Great Plains Lutheran in Sept. 5 action

by Emre K. Erku
sports@reporterandfarmer.com

It wasn’t even close. The Waubay/Summit Panthers took their home field against GPL Sept. 5 with the word mercy excluded from their vocabulary, steamrolling the visitors 48-6.
The Waubay/Summit Pa-nthers kept a consistent string of scoring throughout the entire game, allowing a lone GPL touchdown in the first quarter.
Head coach Justin Harte and his Waubay/Summit squad didn’t waste any time acquainting themselves with the scoreboard as the Panthers’ Grey Tracy and Josh Conner both tallied touchdowns without any successfull PAT attempts. It was GPL’s Dylan Duvall scoring their only TD off of a 29-yard run with no PAT. After one quarter, Waubay/Summit led 12-6.
The second stanza saw another TD score from Tracy, as he received a short red zone pass from Gage Connors, breaking numerous GPL tackles for the eight yard score. With another failed PAT, the score was 18-6 at the end of the first half.
The second half was all Waubay/Summit as they cro-ssed the end markers four more times to close out the game. It was Connors, Tracy, Jake Steinocker and Keith Rudebusch scoring touchdowns to put GPL away 48-6.
Offensively the Wau-bay/Summit Panthers totalled 138 rushing yards on 17 attempts, 202 passing yards on 23 attempts, with 10 first downs. Leading the team in passing was Connors, throwing for 202 yards on 13 of 23 pass attempts, completing three TDs. In rushing it was Conner runnng for 52 yards with one TD and Rudebusch running for 41 yards and one TD. In receiving it was Tracy catching for 103 yards, scoring two TDs in the air and one on the ground. GPL totalled 167 rushing yards on 42 attempts.
Defensively Rudebusch led the team in tackles with 11 and Steinocker had eight.
Next contest
Waubay/Summit is away at Hamlin Sept. 12.

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