By ISAAC DEER
ROSSVILLE -- Torrey Horak’s four total touchdowns Friday night led Rossville to do what Rossville does best, win, with the Bulldawgs extending their winning streak to 17 games with a dominating 66-0 home Class 2A district win over McLouth.
Two of Horak’s touchdowns came in the first quarter, with the senior quarterback scoring on a 12 and 19-yard runs while breaking multiple tackles.
Horak broke off a 78-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter and threw a 9-yard touchdown to Raphael Cooney to propel the Bulldawgs to a quick start out of the gate en route to a 52-0 halftime advantage.
“We played great as a team,'' Horak said. "Our older guys performed well and our younger guys got to get in the game. It was a lot of fun.”
The Dawgs’ offense, defense and special teams were in midseason form on Friday night.
“I thought we were focused and ready to go,'' Rossville coach Derick Hammes said. "After what I thought was a pretty intense game last week (44-20 over St. Marys), we came back this week ready to play football.”
Rossville overwhelmed McLouth, allowing the visitors a single yard of offense.
McLouth stuck with a “run-only” game plan and Rossville read it like a book. The defense didn’t force any turnovers but they didn’t need to with the plethora of three and outs they forced.
Rossville’s varsity starters played a total of two quarters in the contest which allowed guys like Camden Horak and Avery Crosswhite to touch the ball quite a bit in the second half.
The young players were able to put up two touchdowns against McLouth in quarters three and four, accounting for the final score.
Rossville (4-0) will host the Oskaloosa Bears at Rossville next Friday
ROSSVILLE 66, McLOUTH 0
McLouth 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Rossville 24 28 7 7 -- 66
Rossville -- To. Horak 12 run (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- To. Horak 20 run (Barker run)
Rossville -- Hensley 51 run (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- Catron 11 run (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- To. Horak 78 run (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- Cooney 9 pass from To. Horak (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- Barker 3 run (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- Brown 91 kickoff return (Arantes kick)
Rossville -- Ta. Horak 5 run (Arantes kick)
Rushing -- McLouth: Begaye, 21-(minus)-4, Flint, 10-3. Rossville: Ca. Horak, 6-36, To. Horak, 3-109, Barker, 3-39, Ta. Horak, 3-17, Crosswhite, 3-6, Se. Catron, 2-3, Hensley, 1-51, Co. Catron, 1-10, Kufhal, 1-(minus)-3,
Passing -- Rossville: To. Horak, 3-3, 65 yards; Ca. Horak, 1-2, 6; Co. Catron, 1-1, 10.
Receiving -- Rossville: Perine, 2-56, Barker, 2-11, Cooney, 1-9, Kufhal, 1-6.