Moosomin runs over NACI



By Eoin Devereux

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A strong effort on the ground helped to power the Moosomin Generals to a 54-26 win over the Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers. A trio of Moosomin running backs worked together to keep Neepawa’s defense on its heels, while also controlling the clock.

As for Neepawa’s defensive stats over the course of the game, they were lead by Lucas Keller and Colter Birnie, who had 14 and 12 tackles respectively. Other notable contributors included Riley Neufeld (nine tackles, one interception), Cole Guilbert (five tackles, one fumble recovery) and Ben Miller (four tackles, one sack) 

On the other sides of the ball, the Generals were able to keep NACI at bay through the air. Tigers quarterback Tanner Mann went 3/8 passing for just 44 yards and two interceptions. Mann, however, did come up clutch with his legs, rushing for 105 yards and generating three rushing touchdowns. Running back Jayvee Posadas added 159 yards rushing, including a 61-yard touchdown run.

Special teams for NACI ended up having a less than perfect game, giving up a pair of fumbles off short kicks. 

The loss shifted NACI’s regular season record to 1-1-0. The next game for the Tigers will be on Friday, Sept. 28 when they face the Interlake Thunder (3-0-0) in Stonewall.