Prep football: Gilsdorf leads Reedsville in win (gallery, video)

Prep football: Gilsdorf leads Reedsville in win (gallery, video)


Prep football: Gilsdorf leads Reedsville in win (gallery, video)


Reedsville’s Brock Gilsdorf accounted for four touchdowns, three on the ground on one through the air, as the host Panthers routed Howards Grove on Friday 53-33.

Gilsdorf carried the ball 20 times for 85 yards while scoring on runs of six, five and three yards while completing 2-of-2 for 58 yards including a 44-yard touchdown bomb to receiver Cody Schamburek.

The Panthers led 27-14 after a high scoring first quarter in which Reedsville (4-0, 2-0 Olympian-Packerland Small) answered both Tigers’ touchdowns with kick return scores of 93 and 70 yards by Elliott Ebert and Tyler Schuh, respectively.

Ebert also scored a five-yard run to start the scoring two minutes into the game. He finished with 77 yards on nine carries for a nine-yard average.

In the second quarter, Gilsdorf’s scored two of his rushing touchdowns to give the Panthers a 39-12 lead entering the half.

Gilsdorf’s third rushing touchdown kicked off the scoring in the second half, while Alex Pischke finished the scoring with a six-yard run.

The Tigers actually outgained the Panthers 395-365 but the momentum-killing kick returns by Reedsville proved to be the decisive factor. The Panthers went on a 25-0 run following the second return after Howards Grove cut the deficit to 21-14 in the first with the Tigers not scoring till 41 seconds remained in the third quarter.

Reedsville travels to Hilbert next Friday.


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