Spencer football: Tigers shutout Storm Lake 35-0, now 2-0 in district

Spencer football: Tigers shutout Storm Lake 35-0, now 2-0 in district

The Spencer Tigers football team dominated its opponent for the second straight game, this time defeating the Storm Lake Tornadoes 35-0.

With the win, Spencer improves to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in District 1.

1st half

Spencer turned both of its two first-half possessions into scores. The Tigers opened scoring with 5:45 left remaining in the first quarter with a 9-yard pass from Gage Garnatz to Michael Story.

Storm Lake, which also had only two possessions in the first half, missed a short field goal on the next drive. The Tornadoes also failed to convert on a fourth and goal late in the first half.

Gage Garnatz scored the Tigers’ other first half touchdown on a short run with 4:36 left in the second quarter. After a PAT, the Tigers led 14-0.

2nd half

Isaiah Spencer wasn’t going to be denied against the Tornadoes. He was the first Tiger to score in the third quarter, carrying the ball in from three yards out with 6:21 remaining in the third.

Isaiah Spencer finished the game with 23 carries, 122 yards and the one touchdown. He’s yet to be held to fewer than 100 yards rushing this season.

The PAT after Spencer’s score put the Tigers up 21-0.

Spencer then converted a Storm Lake turnover into points. The Tigers recovered the fumble at the Tornadoes’ 21 yard line. On the next play, Garnatz found Story again. This time, the two connected for an over-the-shoulder catch and score.

After the PAT, the Tigers led 28-0 at the 5:40 mark of the third.

Spencer next scored in the fourth quarter on an odd fumble by the Tigers into the endzone recovered by Griffin Garnatz with 9:38 left in the game.

With the PAT, the Tigers now led 35-0 and the continuous clock rule was enforced.

Storm Lake only threatened the shutout once in the second half after recovering a Tigers fumble at Spencer’s 37 yard line with 5:35 left to play.

Kyle Morony killed that drive and secured the shutout for the Tigers with an interception in the endzone for a touchback.

Next week: SBL

The Tigers now prepare for a tough District 1 showdown at home against Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Like Spencer, Sergreant Bluff-Luton is 5-1, having lost its opener to No. 2 Lewis Central.

Spencer and Sergeant Bluff-Luton are tied at the top of District 1 with 2-0 records.

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