Prescott pummels Altoona
Friday night was just what the doctor ordered for Prescott.
The Cardinals pummeled the Altoona Rails in a nonconference road game, 49-6.
Prescott was on a roll from the opening kickoff to when the continuous clock started to roll in the third quarter.
The Cardinals are now 1-2 on the season and host Osceola Friday night in a Middle Border Conference game.
“It was good to get our first ‘W’,” said first-year Prescott coach Jordan Hansen. “We’ve been working hard all year. Finally to put it together, it was a good feeling. Now, we’re back to the Middle Border where we have to strap it up and get ready to go get our first win there.”
The offense did a lot of damage to the Rails, but Hansen especially liked what he saw from the defense.
“Defensively, only giving said.
On the offensive side of the ball, Kyle Budworth punished Altoona out of the backfield, rushing seven times for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
“He wasn’t starting the last two weeks. We needed some- one to step up there, and he stepped up big,” said Hansen.
The Cardinal offense moved at will against Altoona, and Aiden Russell got the first touchdown. Aiden Vernath was a perfect 7-7 on point after kicks on the night.
Budworth was off to the races for the second score, getting daylight for a 72-yard first.
After Altoona scored, Russell negated that by taking the kickoff 92 yards to put the Cardinals up and in control, 21-6, at the half.
Russell had one more TD in the third, as did Budworth and quarterback Grant Stanton.
Russell rushed for 94 yards on the night, and Stanton picked up 49. Sam Murphy had four rushes for 26 yards.
Hansen likes the work ethic of his team.
“We’re going to continue to grow week by week. We’re going to get better,” said Hansen.
Photos by Faun Stanton.
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