Final: Spencer 48, Denison Schleswig 10

Final: Spencer 48, Denison Schleswig 10
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Someone’s win streak had to end Friday night.

Luckily for Spencer, it wasn’t theirs. The Tigers defeated Denison Schleswig 48-10 on homecoming night to improve to 4-1 on the season.

The Tigers’ win streak extends to four games. The Monarch’s, who also had won three games in a row, fall to 3-2.

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Spencer surged to a 21-0 lead and hasn’t looked back, scoring two more times in the first half to take a 35-10 lead over Denison Schleswig into halftime.

The Tigers’ first and second touchdowns came on 40-plus-yard carries from junior Isaac Pingel, both in the first quarter.

Isaiah Spencer scored on a seven-yard run with 11:56 Mark of the second quarter, putting the Tigers ahead 21-0.

Denison Schleswig then drove into Tiger territory and, with help from a targeting penalty on Spencer on a completed pass to the Tigers’ 20 yard line, reached the Spencer 10 yard line.

The Monarchs’ drive stalled from there. A 24-yard field goal put them on the board to make the score 21-3.

Spencer scored its next two touchdowns on long passes from junior quarterback Gage Garnatz to freshman Karter Petzenhauser, the first from 69 yards out and the second from 54 yards.

With the score 35-3, Denison Schleswig again drove into Tigers territory on the legs and arm of junior quarterback Charlie Wiebers.

After a completed pass took the Monarchs to about the two yard line, Wiebers scored on a run from a couple yards out to make the score 35-10.

On their next possession, the Tigers took a knee to drain the remaining seconds off the clock to end the first half.

It was all Spencer in the second half.

Isaiah Spencer scored on a 3-yard rush at the 7:13 mark of the third quarter. After the PAT, the score was 42-10.

The last score of the game was set up by a Michael Story punt return to the Denison 26 yard line. The Tigers faced a 3rd and 11, but Isaiah Spencer took off for 21 yards to the Monarchs five yard line. He then punched it in from five yards out with 4:08 left to go in the third.

The extra point attempt was no good, leaving the score 48-10.

At that point, the continuous clock rule was enforced. The teams traded possessions, but the score remained 48-10 until final.

Spencer hits the road next week to face Storm Lake. The Tornadoes are 4-1 after beating LeMars 28-12 tonight.