GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast Rebels football team is now ranked seventh in Iowa Class 1A as they have won all three of their first three games while holding the opponents scoreless.

“We really wanted to win this one tonight and we needed to win this one and it was a super game. We had this game circled on our calendar from what they did to us last year, and are guys worked hard all week and they came out and got the job done,” said Northeast head coach Jeremy Mosier.

During the first quarter both teams played some real tough defense.

The Rebels took the opening kickoff and was forced to punt after three plays. It wasn’t any different for the Vikings as they picked up one first down but then was forced back on several plays and had to punt it away.

The Rebels got the ball back on their own 34 yard line and got the ball rolling and picked up three first downs before the Vikings defense got tough once again and the Rebels had to punt.

Late in the first period the Rebels was moving the ball well with some key runs by Jake Dever and Matt Clark and a couple of pass plays as the quarter ended with no points on the board.

Dever led the attack for the Rebels with 244 yards for 43 attempts and scored two TD’s.

The Rebel defense held the Vikings to just a total of 67 yards, 57 rushing and only 10 passing.

During the second quarter the Rebels picked up a couple of first downs and was moving towards the goal line when the ball popped out and the Vikings recovered on their own 15 yard line.

The Vikings still couldn’t get their offense moving and was forced to punt again.

The Rebels took over on their own 36 yard line and started moving the ball mixing their plays with runs and a couple of pass plays, one to Shaun Eberhart that moved them down to the 30 yard line and the next play Jordan Howe hit Ryan Krogmann with a nice pass and he took it into the endzone for the first score of the game with 2:25 showing on the clock. Ivan Sandoval kicked the extra point to put the Rebels on top 7-0.

The Rebels got the ball back one more time late in the second quarter and Jordan hit Mike Lorenzen for a pass that moved them down near the goal line as time ran out to end the first half.

The second half was no better for the Vikings offense, as they took the opening kickoff and again three downs was forced to punt.

The Rebels had good field position on their own 42 yard line and a couple of runs by Dever and Clark they picked up a couple of first downs. On the next play Dever broke loose for a 34-yard run into the endzone with the clock showing 7:45, to make it a 13-0 lead as Sandoval missed the extra point.

The Vikings finally got the ball moving and was down to the Rebels 15 yard line where once again the Rebels defense, Derek Ketelsen, Dan Heiar, Lorenzen, Lance Briggs, Eberhart got tough as the quarter came to an end with the Rebels on top 13-0.

Late in the fourth quarter the Rebels was forced to punt and when one of the Vikings fumbled the ball trying to make the catch and Eberhart recovered for the Rebels on the 38.

Several running plays and a couple of pass plays from Howe who was three for ten for 53 yards and a TD, and the Rebels got a 4-yard run by Dever to make the final score 19-0 as the extra point was blocked.

The Rebels travel to Clayton Ridge next Friday and will return home for homecoming against Preston /East Central on Sept. 28.

Northeast won the frosh-sophomore game 21-14.

“We had a great week of practice and I am really proud of the team the way they have been playing and the way Jake Dever has been running and it is great now that we have had three shut outs in a row,” said coach Mosier.

Score by Quarters

Ed-Co 0 0 0 0 — 0

Northeast 0 7 6 6 — 19

Scoring

NE—Ryan Krogmann 30 pass from Jordan Howe (Ivan Sandoval kick), 2:25 2nd.

NE—Jake Dever 34 run (kick failed), 7:45 3rd

NE—Dever 4 run (kick blocked), 4:11 4th

EC NE

First Downs 4 19

Rushes-Yards 30-57 55-228

Passing Yards 10 53

Comp-Att-Int 1-10-1 2-10-1

Punts-Average 5-46 4-45

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 5-45 1-15

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