Spencer Turnovers Help In Nighthawks Victory

Date posted - September 11, 2015

nighthawk logoSpencer, Iowa – The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks defeated the Spencer Tigers in Spencer 27-7 Friday Night.

The Nighthawks offense got to work quickly after a Spencer 3-and-out and Myles Van Maanen scampered 44 yards for the quick score to make it 7-0 after the extra point with 9:45 left to go in the 1st quarter. After Ryan Dolieslager recovered a Tiger fumble, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would march 40 yards to the endzone. The drive was capped off by a 5 yard Van Maanen run, making it 14-0 with 2:53 left in the first.

In the 2nd quarter Spencer would get on the board with a 29 yard touchdown pass from Sean Slattery to Sam Polaschek to get the Tigers on the board making it 14-7 in favor of the Nighthawks early in the 2nd quarter. The Nighthawks would respond by going 80 yards in 4:18. The drive was finished off by a Shane Solberg 17 yard touchdown reception midway through the 2nd, making the score 20-7 after the missed extra point. That would be the score heading into the half.

The Nighthawks started the 2nd half off quick, taking their first possession of the half 68 yards. Van Maanen punched it in for the 2 yard score early in the 3rd making it 27-7.

Three times throughout the course of the game, Spencer turned the ball over inside the Nighthawk 10 yard line. 2 fumbles and an interception put an exclamation point on the 27-7 Nighthawk victory.

The Nighthawks improve to 3-0 on the season, 1-0 in district play and play host to Sergeant Bluff-Luton next Friday in Hull.

Spencer falls to 2-1 on the season, 0-1 in district play and hosts Heelan next Friday.

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