Tanagers overwhelm Chamberlain 38-0

Tanagers overwhelm Chamberlain 38-0 The Tanagers left no doubt of the outcome of the football game at Chamberlain last Friday when the first play from scrimmage was a 49-yard run by Jared Thedorff, to set up the first score (four-yard run � Thedorff) with just over two minutes into the game, which was followed by a solid "three and out" defensive stand.

The Cubs from Chamberlain used a 54-yard punt to put the Tanagers on their own 29-yard line, and after an incomplete pass, Cullen Iverson found Jason Madsen open in the flat and the combined pass-run covered 71 yards for the second score and before the end of the first quarter, Thedorff capped a 10-down, 43-yard drive by plunging five yards into the endzone to give the Tanagers a comfortable 19-0 lead.

With a swarming defense and a successful offense, the second quarter score was increased 13 points to a total 32-0 domination of the home-standing Cubs.

The top-ranked 11A VHS limited the Cubs to 74 yards rushing and103 yards passing in a 38-0 near "mercy rule" territory that left the Tanagers with a 7-0 record going into the final home contest Oct. 15 in the DakotaDome against Bon Homme.


In addition to the first quarter: second quarter � Thad Roche 16-yard run, and five-yard run; and third quarter � Thedorff seven-yard pass from Iverson. Adam Brooks was two for five in EP attempts.

Individual stats

Jared Thedorff (99 yards/12 carries) , Thad Roche (99 yards/ 16 carries), Jason Madsen (24 yards/four carries), Cullen Iverson (13 yards/one carry). Thedorff and Tim Russell each caught a pass and Jason Madsen caught two for 118 yards.

The defense was a team effort again but Oliver Hope had 11 tackles and Clint Christensen contributed six. Eric Rickord , with five, led a contingent of Cory Novak, Anthony Senne, Wes Christensen, Adam Brooks, Brandon Benzel and Dustin Larson who each had four.

"To go on the road and completely dominate a team like we did is just a credit to our kids and coaching staff," said Coach Gary Culver. "It would have been easy to have a mental letdown after the homecoming win but we didn't let it happen. Chamberlain had some great skill position players that we just bottled up all night long. Hopefully we can close out the regular season with a Parent's Night win against an always-tough Bon Homme Cavalier football team."

Parent's Night kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served for the parents by the VHS cheerleaders from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 225 of the DakotaDome and parents will be introduced prior to the game beginning at 7:10 p.m. on the field.

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