STROMSBURG – The High Plains Storm pitched a shutout through three periods and won 69-6 over host Cross County on Friday.
Tanner Fate scored five touchdowns for High Plains, which got two from Logan Fleming, one from Logan Engel, one from Trey Engel and another from Cale Bolton.
Quarterback Turner Bowman scored Cross County’s TD on a 13-yard run with 3:47 left in the game.
First downs favored High Plains 16-9. Rushing yardage was 235 to 143, again in the Storm’s favor. HP was 8-9, 122 yards through the air to 1-6, no yards for Cross County. Total offense was 357 yards for the winners to 143 on the Cougars’ side of the stats sheet.
Fate led HP rushing with 114 yards on 12 carries with a long of 53 yards. Bowman and Parker Johnson rushed for 61 and 60 for the Cougars.
Cole Klingsporn caught four passes for 33 yards in the HP cause. Ben Nunnenkamp caught two, but turned them into 64 yards.
Bolton had 11 tackles with Alex Bender at nine for HP. The Storm got six, five and five from Anderson, Dylan Ortegren and Jordan Anderson.
Cross County stands 1-5 on the season with High Plains just the reverse at 5-1.