—by Todd Thorson
The Nevada Cubs jumped out to a 14-0 lead against the Norsemen on Tuesday night, Sept. 3, and then played ball-control for most the game as they downed the Roland-Story J.V. team 20-8 in Nevada. The Cubs scored on their opening drive, and then drove for another score in the second quarter before the Norse posted their lone score just before halftime. QB Jerald Fritz threw a 30 yard strike to Nick Moore, as the Norsemen went 65 yards in eight plays for the TD. The score read 14-8 at the break.
In the third quarter, the Cubs and Norsemen exchanged possessions before Nevada made it 20-8 with their final score of the game. Nevada controlled the ball for most of the fourth quarter to win by two scores.
Alex Teig led the Norse in rushing with 69 yards on six carries. Eli Samo had two carries for 30 yards. Joe Brown rushed four times for nine yards.
"This was somewhat a frustrating game," said Coach Matt Soderstrum. "We had trouble stopping Nevada and also had trouble moving the ball. We had a few nice runs and a nice pass, but we need to be much more consistent on both sides of the ball. We were greatly out-sized by the Nevada line, which means we need to be more aggressive."
The Norsemen were scheduled to host South Hamilton on Monday, Sept. 9, but the game was canceled due to the heat.