DENVER (KWWL) – Dike-New Hartford forced three second-half turnovers as the fifth-seeded Wolverines handed No.7 Denver their first loss of the season 35-10. The victory took DNH to 7-0 and secured a district title.
“That says everything. That was one of our three goals that we had throughout the season, “said senior Devon Kollasch,” Our first was the district champions and we hit it, so we’re going to put our hat on. . “
Kollasch opened the scoring for the Wolverines as he recovered Jacob Stockdale’s 31-yard pass in traffic on a fourth and 16. Denver, however, rallied before the half after Micah Grier rolled 76 yards on a screen by Tye Bradley. Moments later, following a turnaround, Trevan Reiter scored a 40-yard field goal to complete the first half and propel the Cyclones to a 10-7 halftime lead. The Wolverines, however, did not panic.
“Nothing seems to put them in phase. They are falling behind and continue to fight, ”said head coach Don Betts. “It was like there were things we need to clean up. They came out in the second half and really got the upper hand in the second half.
Stockdale started the last 24 with a 56-yard touchdown to a wide-open Michael Herbert. It got things done.
Herbert later hit Bradley in the process of passing. Wolverines Wil Textor then recovered the ball, which had been ruled as a fumble, and took it to the end zone for a 21-10 lead. Parker Adams put things on the ice in the fourth with a 65-yard six pick, before Jerek Hall finished with a touchdown down the stretch.
“It was a lot of effort during training. We have outdone ourselves, ”said Adams,“ We have always had this motto, find a way to win and we found our way. ”