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Holton Dominates Hiawatha For First Win
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

After playing two top ranked teams on the road, Holton looked like a different team in their week three home opener. The Wildcats built a 34-0 halftime lead that was 47-0 entering the fourth quarter before securing a 47-14 victory against Hiawatha. 

The Holton defense allowed a first down on the second play of the game, but then didn't give up a first down on the next six Redhawk offensive drives. The Cats then rested several starters in the second half after racking up more than 300 of their 446 rushing yards in the first half and averaging more than 10 yards per carry.  Hiawatha meanwhile totaled just 15 yards of offense in the first half and finished with 129 total yards in the loss. 

Holton had a very balanced attack with four players rushing for more than 60 yards. Quarterback Eli Hallauer led the way with 96 yards on just 4 carries, including a 68 yard TD run in the second quarter. Kyler Jackson scored the first two touchdowns of the night and finished with 65 yards on just 7 carries while Cael Frazier had 79 yards on 11 totes and fellow sophomore Korban Wilson got two carries in the third quarter in which he scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 60 yards. Wilson also connected on five of seven PATs on the night, and one miss was from 35 yards out folowing a post-touchdown penalty.

Seniors Cale Hein and Abbott Hundley each had rushing scores in the second period. Jackson Bear had a big night after missing week two including a 30-yard reception as well as several tackles and some key blocks for the Wildcats. Dalton Roush continued to impress in the trenches on both sides of the football. Holton (2-1) starts district play in week four with a road game at Perry Lecompton   

Bradyn Newell had 30 yards on five carries including a 22-yard TD run in the fourth frame to led Hiawatha and was 4-14 passing for another 40 yards. Hiawatha also got a touchdown from Michael Jensen when he recovered an offensive fumble in the endzone and the Hawks delivered a successful onside kick in the final minutes. The Redhawks fall to 1-2 and have played their final football game ever in the Big 7 League. They will begin district play with home games the next two weeks against Clay Center and Concordia.  

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