Coleman Atkins paced the Railer running attack with 145 yards and
one touchdown, while Trent Koehler added 60 yards on the ground and
a touchdown of his own. Andy Knox added a PAT conversion on a 3-yard
quarterback sneak to complete the Railer scoring. Knox also
completed 2 of 3 passing for the Railers.
Jake Baker, Owen Trimpe
and Jamison Carter also pitched in with hard running during the
game. The running backs found enough holes to move the chains and
sustain drives behind the offensive line of Marco Power, David
Hurley, Jaden Klopp, Gabe Work, Dahylon Kusnerik, Devon Brady and
Rhett Pharris. Wide receivers blocking on the edge to help the long
runs develop were Jake Baker, Jamison Carter, Adam Knox, Brenden
Heitzig and Jason Horchem.
While the offense for the Railers was able to punch in a couple
scores, it was the defense that secured the win by pitching a
shutout against Springfield. Every player on the roster saw action
on defense, and no matter who was in the game, the Boomers found it
tough to move the ball. In fact, the stingy Railer defense has yet
to allow a point this season.
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Leading the effort for the Railers along the defensive line
were Jaden Klopp, Marco Power, Gabe Work, Dahylon Kusnerik,
Hayden Gellner and David Hurley. Klopp turned in the defensive
effort of the night, posting five tackles, two quarterback sacks
and a fumble recovery. Gellner also had a quarterback sack on
Securing the middle of the field from their linebacker positions
were Andy Knox, Jamison Carter, Adam Knox, Devon Brady, Rhett Pharis
and Jake Baker. When the Boomers attempted to run on the edge or
throw a pass, the Railer secondary of Coleman Atkins, Trent Koehler,
Brenden Heitzig, Alex Schmidt, Owen Trimpe and Jason Horchem were
there to shut them down as well.
[Text from report by Cody Atkins]