Bulldogs win the battle of north Iowa schools

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 11, 2005

LAKE MILLS &045; Lake Mills controlled Northwood-Kensett’s running game and as a result came away with a 22-7 victory Friday night.

The Bulldogs limited the Vikings to just 113 yards on the ground while they racked up 229 rushing yards of their own.

Justin Kester got Lake Mills on the board in the first quarter with a 7-yard run to put his team up 6-0.

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The Bulldogs stretched that advantage to 14-0 when Peter Brekken broke free and went 35 yards to the end zone.

Tony Norris found Chris Hesse for the two-point conversion to end the first half scoring.

Neither team got much going through the air as the Vikings were able to hold Norris &045;&160;who went over 100 yards passing last week &045; to just 35 yards on 4-of-8 passing.

N-K did close the gap to a single touchdown in the third when Matt Bloomingdale intercepted a pass and rumbled 55 yards for the score.

However, Kester’s second score of the night from 23 yards out in the fourth quarter put the game away.

Kester finished the game with 136 yards on 24 carries and the two trips to the end zone.

He also added eight tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Brekken added 93 rushing yards for the Bulldogs.

N-K was paced by Matt Hengesteg who had 78 yards on 10 carries.

The win improved Lake Mills to 2-0 on the season while the Vikings move to 1-1.

Lake Mills 22, Northwood-Kensett 7

N-K0070 &045; 7

LM6808 &045; 22

First Quarter

LM &045; Justin Kester 7 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

LM &045;&160;Peter Brekken 35 run (Chris Hesse from Tony Norris)

Third Quarter

N-K&045;&160;Matt Bloomingdale 55 INT return (Jordan Cotter kick)

Fourth Quarter

LM &045;&160;Kester 23 run (Brekken run)


First Downs815

Rushing Yards113229

Passing Yards2335

Total Yards136264