BY ALEX HAMMEKE
Special to the Tribune
ELLINWOOD – Fans attending Ellinwood’s 50-20 football victory over the Sublette Larks will appreciate a scoreboard next time. The scoreboard malfunctioned after a recent lightning strike.
The night turned into a highlight reel for Ellinwood, which rolled up 242 yards rushing and 229 yards passing
Ellinwood’s Homecoming King David Hammeke scored five touchdowns and gained 160 yards receiving and 88 yards rushing. Quarterback Kyler Doll threw for four touchdown passes and 229 yards. Ryan Niles and Doll intercepted passes.
The scoring started when Ellinwood’s Christoffer Nielson nailed a 35-yard field goal. The Swedish foreign exchange student would converted four extra points.
Sublette answered with a touchdown pass from Brice Williamson to Dylan Watson and led 8-3 after a 2-pointer.
Hammeke roared 85 yards to the house on the ensuing kickoff. Doll connected with Hammeke for 15 and 39 yard TDs. Hammeke added a 37-yard scoring run and a 45-yard TD dash before leaving with an injury.
Sublette’s Ace Martinez threw a 65-yd touchdown pass to Miguel Hernandez. Doll hit Cody Zink for a 55-yard score for Zink’s first varsity touchdown.
Sublette’s Albie Perez took a kickoff return 80 yards to the house. Ellinwood’s Eli Hernandez ran 47 yards for the final score.
Ellinwood snaps a five game losing streak, and will face Ellis next week at home. Last year, Ellinwood spoiled Ellis’s homecoming game, defeating the Railroaders 34-13. Sublette (0-2) will ride a 34-game losing streak against Elkhart next week.
Sublette 8 0 0 12 – 20
Ellinwood9 7 13 14 -- 50
E—Cristoffer Nielson 35 FG
S—Dylan Watson pass from Bryce Williamson (2pt)
E—David Hammeke 80 Kickoff return (kick failed)
E—Hammeke 15 pass from Kyler Dol (Nielson kick)
E—Hammeke 39 pass from Doll (Nielson kick)
E—Hammeke 37 run (kick blocked)
E—Hammeke 45 pass from Doll (Nielson kick)
S—Miguel Hernandez 65 pass from Ace Martinez (try failed)
E—Cody Zink 55 pass from Doll (Nielson kick)
S—Albie Perez 80 Kickoff return (try failed)
E—Eli Hernandez 47 run (Nielson kick)
RUSHING—E—24-242; Hammeke 5-88; Eli Hernandez 4-71; Doll 8-61; Ryan Niles 7-22.
PASSING—E—Doll 10-16-0, 229.
RECEIVING—E—Hammeke 7-160; Zink 1-52; Niles 1-12; Klepper 1-5.