By Ken Graham
The Times 

DW Stumbles in Opener Against Mac-Hi

 

September 7, 2017

Non-league opponent runs away with a 49-6 win in season-opening game at Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Lack of playing experience showed for the Dayton-Waitsburg football team as they fell hard to Mac-Hi here Friday night, 49-6.

The Pioneers built a 35-0 lead in the first half, and DW was unable to get on the board until their lone TD late in the third quarter.

On that play, quarterback Brayden Miller hit receiver Chris Andrews on a 29-yard passing play.

"It was the first time any of our guys had started varsity," said DW coach Troy Larsen. "We were pretty nervous. We played nervous and slow, thinking too much."

"We came out after halftime and had a very good third quarter," Larsen added. "We won the third quarter. We have to take that and build on it."

The D-W offense was hampered by five fumbles, including two in the fourth quarter that Mac-Hi players ran in for scores.

For the game, Miller was five for 13 passing, with one interception. Running back Chris Philbrook carried the ball 10 times for 16 yards. Andrews caught two passes, including his touchdown, for a total of 60 yards.

DW goes on the road this week to take on Burbank Friday night in another non-league game.

"As the guys get more time on the field, they'll get comfortable," Larsen said. "We'll be all right."

Mac-Hi 7-28-0-14 – 49

DW 0-0-6-0 – 6

Mac-Hi - Breeding 57 pass from Birdwell (Saldana Kick).

Mac-Hi - Breeding 32 pass from Birdwell (Saldana Kick).

Mac-Hi - Birdwell 16 yard run (Saldana Kick).

Mac-Hi - Birdwell 9 yard run (Saldana Kick).

Mac-Hi - Patino 3 yard run (Saldana Kick).

DW - Andrews 29 yard pass from Miller (Kick Failed),

Mac-Hi - Chaney recovered fumble in end zone (Saldana Kick).

Mac-Hi - White 8 yard run (Saldana Kick).

Team Statistics:

Mac-Hi    -     DW

First Downs 12 - 2

Rushes/Yards 45-233     30 - (-10)

Passing Yards 150 - 56

Passing (Att-Compl-Int) 15-7-1  13-5-1

Penalties 7-43,  6-45

Punts 2-12, 5-35

Fumbles-Lost 2-0, 6-5

Individuals Statistics:

Rushing - Mac-Hi: Birdwell 6-69-1, Bamford 5-12, White 10-47-1, Crisman 2-3, Brinkley 10-51, Breeding 5-14-1, Patino 4-3-1, Gilmore 5-34

DW: Philbrook 10-16, Miller 9-(-19), Johnson 1-(-4), LaRue 5-13, Puckett 2-7, Team3-(-23).

Passing - Mac-Hi: Birdwell 6-14-1, 141 yards, 2 TD's: Gilmore 1-1-0, ( yards.

DW: Miller 5-13-1, 56 yards, 1 TD.

Receiving - Mac-Hi: Quist 1-12, Breeding 3-116-2, Crisman 2-16, White 1-(-4).

DW: Dieu 2- (-5), Philbrook 1-0, Andrews 2-60-1.

 

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