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Football: Owls avenge loss to advance in playoffs

Hancock's Cole Reese gets his hands on this pass for a pass break up on Brandon-Evansville's Tanner Bitzen during Section 4 9-man playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Hancock. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 3
Hancock's Peyton Rohloff tackles Brandon-Evansville's Marshall Riedel for loss in the first half of Section 4 9-man playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Hancock. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 3
Hancock's Tyler Timmerman sees daylight on this punt return in the first half of Section 4 9-man action against No. 5-seeded Brandon-Evansville Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Hancock. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times3 / 3

Six days ago, the Hancock Owl football team lost to Brandon-Evansville 40-20 in the regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Brandon. The Owls avenged that loss with a 43-12 win when it counted most, in the Section 4 9-man opener Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Hancock.

“Intensity,” head coach Chad Christianson said of the difference between the two games. “The guys were ready to play (Tuesday). We moved the ball in both games, but last week we just couldn’t get it in the end zone and penalties killed us. We played a clean game (Tuesday) and ran the ball probably the most successfully we have all season.”

Jed Feuchtenberger got the scoring started for the Owls on an 11-yard run in the first quarter to give the Owls an 8-0 lead after a successful two-point conversion. The Owls would take a 16-0 lead early in the half on another Feuchtenberger run before Brandon-Evansville would score its first of two touchdowns on the night.

Feuchtenberger had two rushing touchdowns while ending the night with 103 yards on 22 carries. Tyler Timmerman had three rushing touchdowns and ended the night with 232 yards on 26 carries. Gideon Joos had the final touchdown of the night late in the fourth quarter on a four-yard run seal the 43-12 win after the Sergi Artes Sebastia extra point.

“Hancock did an excellent job controlling the ball and putting us in tough situations,” B-E head coach Tim Pattrin told the Echo Press.

The Chargers end the season 4-5. The Owls improve to 6-3 on the season and will take on No. 1-seeded Verndale Saturday, Oct. 27, in Verndale. The Pirates defeated Onamia 56-6 in the playoff opener Tuesday night.

Scoring summary

H - Jed Feuchtenberger 11 run (Tyler Timmerman run)

H - Feuchtenberger 1 run (Timmerman run)

B - Marshall Riedel 49 pass from Keagan Schiele (conversion fail)

H - Timmerman 55 run (Feuchtenberger run)

H - Timmerman 16 run (conversion fail)

H - Timmerman 12 run (conversion fail)

B - Schiele 3 run (conversion fail)

H - Gideon Joos 4 run (Sergi Artes Sebastia kick)

Team totals (Hancock compared to BE)

Total Plays: 76-41... Total Yards: 402-141... Passing yards: 40-107... Rushing yards: 362-34... First downs: 25-7... Third down efficiency: Hancock 64% (9-14); B-E 45% (5-11)... Fourth down efficiency: Hancock 33% (1-3); B-E 33% (1-3)... Turnovers: 0-1... Penalties: Hancock 5-23; B-E 1-13

Brandon-Evansville

Passing (com-att-yds-td-int): Keagan Schiele 8-17-106-1-1... Rushing: Cade Carlson 4-30, Marshall Riedel 10-16, Tyler Bitzan 2-7, Tanner Bitzan 1-(-1), Kobe Reiland 1-(-2), Schiele 4-(-9)... Receiving: Riedel 3-67, Sam Fuller 3-44, Tanner Bitzan 1-3, Carlson 1-(-8)... Interceptions: none... Tackles: Carlson 12.5, Tanner Bitzan 8.5, Fuller 7.5, Riedel 7, Chris Vinson 5.5, Andrew Johnson 4... QB sacks: none

Hancock

Passing (com-att-yds-td-int): Preston Rohloff 6-13-40-0-0, Isaac Nienhaus 0-1-0-0... Rushing: Tyler Timmerman 26-232, Jed Feuchtenberger 22-103, Gideon Joos 6-25, I. Nienhaus 1-1, Dalton Rose 1-1... Receiving: Brandon Kellenberger 5-30, G. Joos 1-10... Interceptions: Kellenberger 1... Tackles (solo-assist): Rose 4-8, Peyton Rohloff 3-3, Cole Reese 3-1, G. Joos 1-9, Adam Shaw 0-4... QB sacks: Harrison Zeltwanger 1

Brooke Kern

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