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MOTT — The Richardton-Taylor-Hebron football team kicked off the season with a win and a dominating first-half performance against Mott-Regent.

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The Raiders scored 36 first-half points en route to a 52-12 9-man, Region 4 win over the Wildfire on Tuesday.

RTH quarterback Jacob Kuntz rushed for three touchdowns, while Cory Rebel scored twice — the first on a 46-yard interception return and the second on a 46-yard run. Denver Colgrove led RTH’s rushing attack with 11 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Freshman running back Josh Wallace led the Wildfire (0-1) with 19 carries for 111 yards, while sophomore quarterback Brady Wegh had 46 yards and scored a touchdown. Mott-Regent’s quarterback threw three interceptions.

The Raiders (1-0) continue their season hosting Shiloh Christian on Saturday, while the Wildfire travel to Trenton-Trinity-Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday.

RTH 14 22 16 0 — 52

MR 6 0 0 6 — 12

First quarter

RTH–Cory Rebel 46 interception return (Denver Colgrove run)

MR–Brady Wegh 25 run (run failed)

RTH–Colgrove 9 run (pass failed)

Second quarter

RTH–Jacob Kuntz 2 run (Spencer Floberg pass from Kuntz)

RTH–Rebel 46 run (Colgrove run)

RTH–Kuntz 2 run (pass failed)

Third quarter

RTH–Kuntz 15 run (Jaden Schmidt run)

RTH–Jayden Olson 11 run (Floberg pass from Kuntz)

Fourth quarter

MR–Brett Messmer 2 pass from Wegh (pass failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: RTH, Denver Colgrove 11-88, Jayden Olson 5-54, Cory Rebel 2-43. MR, Josh Wallace 19-111, Brady Wegh 7-46, Hunter Christ 6-41.

PASSING: RTH, Jacob Kuntz 1-4-0 44. MR, Wegh 6-16-3 33.

RECEIVING: RTH, Jayden Schmidt 1-44. MR, Brett Messmer 3-13.

Beach 66,

Trenton-Trinity Christian 24

BEACH — The Beach football team didn’t waste much time piling on points.

The Buccaneers scored 50 first-half points and defeated Trenton-Trinity Christian during the 9-man, Region 4 game on Tuesday.

Kirby Maus scored a total of seven touchdowns — five passing and two rushing. Maus passed for 291 yards and rushed for 79. Hunter Weinreis rushed for 169 yards on 17 carries, while Ty Farstveet supplied 15 carries for 144 yards. Troy Steele caught seven passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns.

TTC’s Brandson Bentz had a combined 368 yards and four touchdowns. Bentz connected with two different receivers for three touchdowns. Jonah Lind led the Tigers (0-1) with 11 catches for 124 yards.

The Buccaneers (1-0) continue their season hosting Hettinger-Scranton on Saturday.

TTC 6 6 6 8 — 24

Beach 20 30 8 8 — 66

First quarter

TTC–Austin Smith 75 pass from Brandson Bentz (kick failed)

B–Kirby Maus 55 run (pass failed)

B–Ty Farstveet 3 run (run failed)

B–Troy Steele 9 pass from Kirby Maus (Farstveet run)

Second quarter

TTC–Bentz 34 run (kick failed)

B–Farstveet 33 pass from Maus (Hunter Weinreis run)

B–Steele 9 pass from Maus (run failed)

B–Brandon Stockwell 6 from Maus (Weinreis run)

B–Maus 5 run (Weinreis run)

Third quarter

TTC–Jonah Lind 20 pass from Bentz (pass failed)

B–Weinreis 5 run (Farstveet run)

Fourth quarter

TCC–Smith 19 pass from Bentz (Smith pass)

B–Steele 50 from Maus (Weinreis run)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: TTC, Brandson Bentz 18-77, Jonah Lind 5-20, Smith 4-20. B, Hunter Weinreis 17-169, Ty Farstveet 15-144, Kirby Maus 6-79.

PASSING: TTC, Bentz 23-34 291. B, Maus 15-17 291.

RECEIVING: TTC, Kade Gohl 12-55, Lind 11-124. B, Troy Steele 7-166, Farstveet 5-83, Chris Novotny 1-25.

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