Prep football: Roncalli routs Valders

Prep football: Roncalli routs Valders

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Prep football: Roncalli routs Valders

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The Roncalli football team racked up 354 yards rushing compared to Valders’ 14 as the Jets routed the host Vikings 52-0 on Friday.

Valders’ Paxton Korslin was 5-of-9 throwing as the Vikings outgained Roncalli 73-67 through the air, but it was the Jets running attack led by Joey Macdonald which propelled the visitors to victory.

“We were concerned going in we wouldn’t be able to maintain the type of intensity we’ve shown through five games,” said Roncalli coach Ray Baranczyk. “We jumped out early like we have this whole season and were able to control the game.”

Roncalli (6-0, 4-0 Olympian-Packerland Large) has outscored opponents 233-13 through six games.

Macdonald ran six times for 128 yards and three first-half touchdowns for Roncalli, which took a 45-0 lead into halftime and never looked back. Macdonald scored from 10-, 58- and 4-yards out for the Jets while teammates Nick Stelzer and JP Ruether also found the end zone in the half.

The other touchdown for Roncalli came on a 14-yard fumble recovery by Josh Erickson, one of four fumbles on the night for the Vikings.

“Valders seemed to turn the ball over at critical junctures which helped us score as early as we did,” Baranczyk added.

Andrew Deets’ 13-yard scamper for Roncalli was the only scoring in the second half.

Jets’ backup quarterback Brett Bahrs (3-for-4) threw for all 67 of Roncalli’s passing yards, including a 43-yard strike to Macdonald. For Valders, Braden Persinger hauled in two passes for 63 yards.

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