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Titans shut out Bison, 19-0

October 12, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

BUFFALO CENTER - In a matchup of two 3-3 teams, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire did all the scoring and defeated North Iowa 19-0 on Friday.

"Defensively we played real well," said GTRA coach Todd Hough. "They completed a long pass on us once and had first and goal and we held them out."

The Titans scored twice in the second quarter.

Marcus Girres scored on a 9-yard run with Ethan Petersen adding the point after.

Later in the second quarter, Kyle Dalen scored on a 10-yard run to give the visitors a 13-0 halftime lead.

Dalen scored the only touchdown of the second half when he snagged an interception and returned in 25 yards for six points.

"We had a couple of teams that liked to run the ball and not a lot of big plays tonight," said Hough.

Mason McGrauth led the defense with 12 tackles while Alex Hoffman had 11, Damian Suwalski had eight and Dalen had six.

GT/RA (4-3 overall, 3-2 in district play) hosts Northeast Hamilton in Graettinger next Friday.

Titans fall to Mustangs

GRAETTINGER - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire didn't have much success against third-ranked Newell-Fonda. The Mustangs limited the hosts to one touchdown and left town with a 28-6 victory on Friday, Oct. 4.

Kyle Dalen scored the Titans' touchdown as he returned an interception 28 yards for the score. He also carried the ball 20 times for 112 yards.

Mason McGrauth had eight carries for 38 yards while Michael Girres had six carries for 14 yards.

Michael Girres was also 3-of-5 passing for 60 yards and one interception. Marcus Girres was 1-6 passing for 20 yards.

Dalen caught one pass for 11 yards while Garrett Parker caught two passes for 30 yards and Ethan Petersen caught one pass for 8 yards.

Dalen led the defense with 14 tackles while McGrauth finished with nine. Matt McGrauth and Petersen each had seven tackles. Michael Girres recorded the lone sack and also recovered a fumble.

Newell-Fonda's Gabe Podraza was 4-of-9 passing for two touchdowns and one interception. Podraza also ran in both touchdowns, but teammate Brady Bohe did the bulk of the work as he had 32 carries for 169 yards.



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