Unable to score points, AC-GE loses to Houston

Published 12:20 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016

GLENVILLE — It was Homecoming week for Alden-Conger and Glenville-Emmons, and the week culminated with a big football game between the Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons Knights and the Houston Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes scored two touchdowns in the first half, and that would be enough as the Knights were able to move the ball down the field, but couldn’t convert when it mattered most, losing 14-0.

“It was a tough game,” said Knights coach Chad Mattson. “We shot ourselves in the foot again with two fumbles in the red zone and a touchdown called back because of an illegal block in the back penalty.”

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The Knights failed to convert on fourth down twice in the second half, but their defense kept them in the game by forcing the Hurricanes to punt the ball numerous times in the second half.

“We played very well defensively,” Mattson said. “But we just couldn’t put a drive together on offense. The kids fought hard the whole game. It’s back to work Monday.”

Knights quarterback Derek Van Ryswyk completed 18-26 passes for 153 yards, and Carter Dahlum caught six passes for 67 yards. Seth Chapek ran 11 times for 71 yards.

The Knights had two sacks on defense — one each from Dillan Lein and Josh Majerus.

The loss drops the Knights to a record of 1-3 on the season, while Houston stays unbeaten (4-0) with the win.

Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons will return to action Friday when it travels to Lanesboro.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.