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Luverne wipes out Calhoun

The Luverne Tigers used a rock solid defense and a potent offense to defeat Calhoun last Friday night 56-0.

The Red Cat defense held the Calhoun 11 to just 43 total yards for the night, 39 in the air and 4 on the ground. This defense displayed several moves reminiscent of former head coach Glenn Daniel’s “cobras.”

Luverne scored on the opening possession of the game. After returning the opening kickoff from the Calhoun 31 yard line, the Tigers used only 5 plays to find pay dirt. The TD came on a 2 yard run by Lance Brooks. The PAT was kicked by Cody Chrzastek and with 9:26 left in the first quarter, Luverne had all they would need.

The next TD came on a 7 play, 55 yard drive. The TD came on another 2 yard run by Brooks and Chrzastek again split the uprights for a 14 point Tiger lead.

The third TD of the first quarter came on a 10 yard run by Quarterback Monterio May. It finished off a 3 play, 49 yard drive. Chrzastek added the PAT for a 21-point first quarter lead.

The Red Cats added 19 points to their score in the second quarter with touchdowns by May and Ladorian Jackson. May passed 33 yards to Jackson for the first score of the second quarter and Chrzastek added the PAT. Then Jackson ran one in from 2 yards out. The PAT was missed on this attempt. May added one more TD before the half as he ran one in from 2 yards out. The PAT was again missed, but at the half, Luverne had a commanding 40 point lead.

The Tigers scored two in the third quarter. The first came on a 10 yard run by Forrest Ray and Adam Foster ran in the PAT. The last Red Cat TD came on an 11 yard run by Marquise Randle. Cody Chrzastek added the PAT to give LHS a 56 point margin of victory.

Luverne garnered 17 first downs while Calhoun managed only 4. The Red Cats had 208 yards on the ground and 103 through the air, while the defense held Calhoun to 39 in the air and 4 on the ground.

Luverne will host Alabama Christian this Friday night with a 7 p.m. kickoff.