By Asst. Coach Mark Bernstrom
The Northern Freeze came into Lancaster for the first home game of the year on Friday, Sept. 8. The last few years these two teams have met it has been a closely contested battle, and this year was no different. This was a physical game from the beginning to end.
The scoring started with KCC striking first with a touchdown pass from Dillon Warnke to Gavin Johnson. The extra point was no good and KCC took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. The Freeze responded in the second quarter with their own score and had a successful 2-point conversion to take the lead 8-6. Later in the second quarter, Morgan Muir ran it into the endzone to take back the lead at halftime, 12-8.
In the third quarter, KCC extended their lead with another touchdown run by Morgan Muir to make it a two score game, 18-8. The Freeze didn’t back down and kept up their physicality. Later in the fourth quarter, they were able to find the endzone again, but the 2-point conversion try was no good.
The Freeze then tried an onside kick, but KCC gained possession, and took a knee to finish out the game. The final score was 18-14, and KCC improves to 2-0 on the season.
The next game is at home again in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. against the Fosston Greyhounds. This is Parents Night and varsity will be announced before the game and junior high will be announced at halftime.
KCC 6 6 6 0 18
NF 0 8 0 6 14
26 att, 130 yards, 2 TD
Dillon Warnke: 2/4 att, 23 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int, 23 yards
1 rec, 18 yards
1 rec, 5 yards, 1 TD