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NightHawks Open District Football Play With Home Win Over Sioux Center

The #2 ranked Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks opened district play by beating the Sioux Center Warriors 42-0 in Rock Valley Friday night.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley started full tilt as Brandt Van Roekel took the opening kickoff 93 yards for the score. The David De Bruin extra point was good making the score 7-0 14 seconds into the contest. Later in the 1st quarter JC Koerselman and Nick Elgersma were able to block a Warriors punt, giving the Nighthawks possession of the football on the Sioux Center 10 yard line. Dallas Rozeboom scored the first of his 4 touchdowns a few plays later making the score 14-0 with 1:15 left in the first quarter.

After forcing a Warrior punt on the first possession of the 2nd quarter, the Nighthawks drove the ball 43 yards in just two plays. Brandt Van Roekel took the ball 10 yards on a quarterback sneak followed by Dallas
Rozeboom’s 33 yard touchdown run making the score 21-0 with 11:20 left in the first half.

Right before the end of the first half the Nighthawks added to the score when Dallas Rozeboom tallied another 2 yard touchdown run. Rozeboom’s touchdown run capped a 68 yard scoring drive in just 56 seconds.
Setting up that score was a pivotal 52 yard pass to JC Koerselman from Brandt Van Roekel. The score at the half was 28-0 in favor of the Nighthawks.

The third quarter saw the Nighthawks continue to control the game as they added 14 more points and held the Warriors scoreless throughout the rest of the contest. The first touchdown of the quarter came on a 4
yard touchdown run by Dallas Rozeboom and a second 38 yard touchdown run was added by Logan Steins. Those two scores came on 54 yard and 66 yard drives respectively.

The defense of the Nighthawks was the star of the game as they held Sioux Center to 2 first downs on 0 yards passing and less than 30 yards of total offense.

Next week the Nighthawks (3-0, 1-0 in District) will face Unity Christian in Orange City. Sioux Center (0-3, 0-1 in District) will host South O’Brien at Open Space Park.

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