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

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

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

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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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