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Hancock football team loses to Brandon Evansville in home opener

The first quarter found both teams very evenly matched as B-E scored on their opening drive and the Owls scored on their fourth possession of the quarter. The defense got the ball back for the Owls and they were able to take a shot at the end zone. Taylor Holleman connected with Jordan Miller for a 62 yard throw and catch, extra point pass failed.

The second quarter remained close as both teams would score early in the second quarter. Hancock was finally able to put together a nice drive against a tough Charger defense and struck pay dirt when Holleman found Austin Steege for an 11 yard touchdown, extra point pass failed. With seven minutes to go in the half the score was 12-16 in favor of the Chargers. The Owls were shut out of the endzone the remainder of the night.

B-E would go on to score two more times in the half, for a half time score of 24-12.

After the break the Chargers came out and scored on their first play from scrimmage and never looked back.

"We have to find a way to limit the big play. The Chargers had touchdowns of 21, 37, 55 along with three short yardage touchdowns," said Coach Chad Christianson. "If we can avoid the big play we will be in a good position come the end of the game."


Austin Steege 10 for 21 yards

Jerid Jepma 2 for 12 yards

Taylor Holleman 5 for 8 yards includes sacks


Holleman 15 of 31 for 201 yards 2 TDs 2 Int


Jordan Miller 6 for 128 yards 1 TD

Austin Steege 7 for 47 yards 1 TD

Daniel Lonneman 2 for 26 yards

Returns Kick Off

Steege 3 for 71 yards

Patrick Koehl 2 for 14 yards

Seth Nelson 1 for 8 yards

Collin Cunninham 1 for 9 yards

9 First Downs:

3 Rushing, 5 passing, 1 penalty


Jerrid Berning 3 for 113 yards


Jerrid Berning 5 for 161 yards

Defensive stats.

Taylor Holleman 13 tackles 1 int .5 sack

Austin Steege 12 tackles

Seth Nelson 12 tackels

Micah Baker 11 tackels 1.5 sacks

Daniel Lonneman 10 tackels 1 fumble recovered

Jeffrey Peterson 1 fumble recoverey

Bryan Shaw 1 sack