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Honkers push conference record to 3-1

It didn’t take long for the Honkers to set the tempo of Friday night’s homecoming football game against Parshall.

9/20/16 (Tue)


Pay dirt... Cody St. Croix takes the ball on a long drive for the Honkers. The Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central football team crushed Parshall in their homecoming contest Friday night in convincing fashion, beating the Braves 62-30.

By Marvin Baker

It didn’t take long for the Honkers to set the tempo of Friday night’s homecoming football game against Parshall.

Less than a minute into the game, Kolton Jesz caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Rodin and Caden Mau ran in the two-point conversion giving the Honkers an 8-0 lead en route to a 62-30 win taking the Honkers to 3-1 in the conference.

From that point, the Honkers, with players from Kenmare, Bowbells and Burke Central, scored at will against the hapless Parshall defense, building up a 36-0 lead at the end of the first quarter before the Braves scored their first touchdown early in the second quarter to make the score 36-8.

It wasn’t long after the Jesz score that Dylan Yates ran in a touchdown from 56 yards out and on the following possession, it was Jesz again, taking it in from 11 yards out and this time Braden Peterson caught the conversion, making it 22-0.

The onslaught continued as Hunter Rodin intercepted a Parshall pass and took it to the end zone from 61 yards out, and after running in the convert himself, the Honkers were up 30-0.

It didn’t stop there. Rodin had time in the first quarter to run in another touchdown and by the time the buzzer sounded, the Honkers had scored 36 points in the first 12 minutes of the football game.

Parshall finally got on the board to open the second after driving deep into Honker territory and punching it in from 7 yards out.

But from that point, it was back to the Hunter Rodin show. The Honker quarterback hit Peterson from 10 yards out for a major score, Jesz from 10 yard out for six, Jesz again from 4 yards and finally, Rodin ran it in himself from the Parshall 17 to put the Honkers up 62-8 late in the third quarter.

Parshall then scored three times late in the game to make it respectable, but it was clear that Rodin and Jesz put this game out of reach.

Rodin was 15 of 19 for 363 yards and five touchdowns. Jesz caught five passes for 125 yards including the four touchdowns.

Jacob Rodin led the Honkers in pass receptions with six for 144 yards and, although he didn’t score, set the team up for success.  Peterson caught three passes for 62 yards and the one touchdown.

Cody St. Croix, Dylan Williams and Tyler Enget also caught passes for the Honkers.

Hunter Rodin led the team in rushing with five runs for 55 yards. Yates had two runs for 60 yards, Tevin Dix took the ball four times for 28 yards and Jesz carried the ball twice out of the backfield for 18 yards.

Dix came on in relief of Rodin, completing two passes in seven attempts for 8 yards.

As a team, the Honkers piled up 545 total yards to Parshall’s 236. Each team had two turnovers and the Honkers were penalized seven times for 32 yards and the Braves, twice for 10 yards.

Kenmare converted only one in seven third-down attempts, while the Parshall picked up four first downs in 11 attempts.

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