Football: Ellsworth falls to top-ranked SomersetJumping out to an 18-0 halftime lead, Somerset made quick work of Ellsworth, dropping the Panthers to 1-1 in the Middle Border Conference and 1-2 overall in a 32-0 victory Friday in Somerset.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Jumping out to an 18-0 halftime lead, Somerset made quick work of Ellsworth, dropping the Panthers to 1-1 in the Middle Border Conference and 1-2 overall in a 32-0 victory Friday in Somerset.
Vernon Breault opened the game wide open for the Spartans, punching in a two-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Breault added a 10-yard scamper to the end zone late in the second quarter, and with less than a minute left in the first half, Tyler Ledbeter connected with Gaelin Elmore for an 8-yard score.
Breault scored two more times on runs of six and 35 yards, finishing with 176 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries for top-ranked Somerset.
Ellsworth was held to 147 total yards of offense, with quarterback Jake Murphy limited to 3 of 12 passing for 45 yards and an interception.
“We threw that (interception) at the 1-yard line,” Panthers head coach Clair Austin said. “We had four opportunities to score tonight and we didn’t put it in.”
Brandon VanderMarliere finished with 30 yards on seven carries for Ellsworth, and Dan Langer had a team-high 11 tackles.
Looking to regroup after Friday’s loss, the Panthers will continue Middle Border play against Baldwin-Woodville in Ellsworth.