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Cougars play for losing West team

Eight-Man Division 2 All-Star Football Game

POSTED June 13, 2017 8:51 a.m.


BELOIT — The West had no answer for the Will Bruna show in the East’s 28-20 victory in the Eight-Man Division 2 All-Star Football Game. The East leads the all-time series 11-6.
Bruna scored four touchdowns and accounted for all 28 points and ran or passed on 55 of the 70 East plays. Bruna scored the tying touchdown against a soft West defense and added the game-winning TD and 2-point conversion to Caldwell’s Dilyn Volavka in overtime. Linn’s Kalen Richardson recovered the game-ending fumble by the West.
Otis-Bison’s Brad Lightfoot and Kade Urban played for the West team. The game featured 11 turnovers as the defenses dominated with big plays.
“Our defense played great. You can’t ask for a whole lot more out of your defense,” said Otis-Bison coach Travis Starr. “They had their backs up against the wall a lot. It’s an awesome experience.”
Dighton’s Dylan Foos picked off a Will Bruna pass and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. Wallace County’s Levi Johnson added a 2-point run to give the West an 8-0 lead.
Hanover’s Bruna converted a 3-yard TD to cap a 64-yard East scoring drive. Davis Dubbert from St. John’s/Tipton caught the 2-point pass from Bruna.
The West scored after Pretty Prairie’s Denton Webster intercepted a pass. Foos caught a 23-yard TD pass from Colton Schmidt of Ingalls for a 14-8 lead.
The West committed four second-half turnovers. Dubbert recovered a fumble at the West 15-yard line. Bruna scored a 3-yard TD for a 14-14 tie.
The West snapped the tie when Dighton’s Tyler Lingg connected with his high school teamate Foos on an 8-yard TD for a 20-14 lead with 1:29 to play in regulation.
Bruna converted a fourth-down pass to Dubbert and the East raced 58 yards for the tying touchdown on Bruna’s 4-yard run with 22 seconds left. The conversion pass was intercepted by Pretty Prairie’s Denton Webster to force overtime.

EAST 28, WEST 20
West 8 6 0 6 0 — 20
East 8 0 0 12 8 — 28

W—Dylan Foos 34 interception return (Levi Johnson run), 10:57
E—Will Bruma 3 run (Davis Dubbert pass from Bruna), 1:21
W—Foos 23 pass from Colton Schmidt (run failed), 6:29
E—Will Bruna 3 run (run failed), 9:20
W—Foos 8 pass from Tyler Lingg (pass failed), 1:29
E—Bruna 4 run (pass failed), 0:22
E—Bruna 2 run (Volavka pass from Bruna)

RUSHING—W—34-60; Johnson 12-49, Lingg 6-23, Foos 4-8, Oberle 1-0, Schmidt 2-(-1), Lightfoot 4-(-9), Cantrell 5-(-10); E—48-91; Bruna 33-61, Payeur 5-13, Henke 5-10, Miller 4-5, Kenworthy 1-2.
PASSING—W—Schmidt 5-8-0, 62; Lingg 4-7-0, 25; Cantrell 1-3-2, 10; E—Bruna 11-22-3, 140.
RECEIVING—W—Foos 7-53, Stroeder 2-37, Johnson 1-7, Lightfoot 1-0; E—Volavka 7-85, Dubbert 4-57.


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