Turnovers lead to Tigers’ third-consecutive loss 42-13 against Chase County
By The Voice News - October 12, 2017
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Nick Coley, Othaniel Banks and Rylan Aguallo get ready to block for Blake Thyne.
IMPERIAL – Turnovers hurt the Tigers in their 42-13 loss at Chase County on Friday night.
The Longhorn defense returned two Blake Thyne passes for touchdowns.
Braden Space ran 57 yards on Chase County’s first pick six, while Parker Dillan would return another Mitchell interception 74 yards.
Mitchell (3-4, 0-2 in the C1-8 District) has lost three games in a row.
“We’re at the point in the season that we need to limit the mental mistakes and play with confidence,” said Mitchell head coach Jimmie Rhodes.
Offensively, Chase County (4-2, 2-1)was led by Kadin Vrbas’ 108 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
Thyne finished 8 of 17 for 158 yards and a score. He also was picked off a third time.
Back-up quarterback Keaton Reichert completed 2 of 2 pass attempts for 13 yards and a score.
Their favorite receivig target was Drake Gilliland, who made four catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. Justin Spencer made three catches for 62 yards and John Thomas had two catches for 13 yards.
On the ground, Gilliland was held under 200 yards for just the second time this season.He rushed 26 times for 153 yards. Max Palomo added six rushes for 22 yards, Spencer carried twice for two yards, Rylan Aguallo ran once for two yards and Thyne had four carries for minus four yards.
Adding toGilliland’s 315 All-Purpose yards were two kick returns for 50 yards and one punt return for 15 yards.
Defensively, Lane Chasek led Mitchell with one solo and nine assisted tackles. Other Tiger tacklers were Thyne with four solo and three assists, Dylan Lower with three solo and four assists, Spencer with three solo, Aguallo with five assists, Riley Reisig and Ian Carrier each with four assists, Gilliland and Tyler Butcher each with three assists, Dylan Schumacher with two assists, Casey Petersen with one solo and Nick Coley with one assist.
Thyne, Coley and Butcher all were credited with tackles for a loss. Butcher and Reisig also combined on a quarterback sack.
Up next for Mitchell is a road game at Chadron (6-1, 2-0) on Friday.
“We have Chadron this week and we need to have a great attitude at practice to be successful on Friday night,” Rhodes said.
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