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Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Wellsville runs over Humboldt

Eagles’ ground game gains 226 yards, six touchdowns

November 5, 2003

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— Junior Kelsey Currin and senior Gary Van Horn scored three touchdowns each Friday night, leading Wellsville to a 48-20 victory over Humboldt in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.

Currin scored on runs of 3, 7 and 38 yards and finished with 71 yards on five carries.

"He was one of our main running backs early in the year, but he'd been dinged up," said Wellsville coach Bill Oshel, whose team finished with 226 yards rushing and 282 yards total offense. "We got him in there tonight and were able to pop him on a couple of big plays. We had a pretty good overall game at running back. We got the ball to a lot of different kids."

Van Horn scored on runs of 8 and 35 yards and finished with 86 yards on 12 carries.

After Humboldt's Doug Onnen cut the deficit to 21-8 with an eight-yard touchdown in the second quarter, Van Horn returned the kickoff 82 yards for a TD.

Onnen rushed 37 times for 296 yards and two TDs.

The Cubs (6-4) finished with 392 yards rushing, but they did not complete any of their six passes and had two intercepted. Humboldt also fumbled four times, losing three.

"We did OK creating some turnovers," Oshel said. "I don't know if we were as intense as we had been in last couple of weeks, but we played hard. The main thing was we got the 'W.' We've had some games where we played well and lost."

Wellsville (5-5) lost its first five games this season but has won five straight. The Eagles will play host to Southeast Cherokee, a 27-13 winner Tuesday over Neodesha, Saturday in a second-round game.

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