It took until the second stanza. Undefeated, #3 in 9-Man Houston (3-0), wore out Mabel-Canton (2-1). Team double-H amassed 13 first half first downs, M-C four, but the Hurricanes only led 8-0 at intermission. That score was a 7-yard Brady Happel TD run, which capped a 16-play, 92-yard drive. A fumble in the red zone negated a big scoring opportunity late in the half. The red ground train rolled in the second half though. A 12-play 65-yard drive, capped by a Joey Fishel 2-yard TD run (14-0), opened the third. After an M-C fumble, Jaytin Millen immediately hit Cody Carpenter for a 32-yard TD pass (22-0). Early in the fourth, an 11-play drive, Houston’s fourth series of ten plays or more, resulted in Happel’s second TD, a 1-yarder (30-0). Zach Schneider added an 80-yard TD run (38-0). M-C got on the scoreboard on a Drew Wyffels to Mitch Kuhn 75-yard pass play. Amassing 24 first downs, 479 rushing yards, and three 100-yard rushers, Houston (3-0, 4-0) downed M-C 38-6. Happel (21-152, 2 TDs), Fishel (21-139, TD rushing), and Schneider (6-102, TD rushing) all found triple digits. Millen (2-6, 63 yards, TD passing; 10-40 rushing) did so in total yards. Kuhn (22-62 rushing; 75-yard TD reception) and Wyffels (3-5, 123 yards, TD passing) led M-C. The Cougars (1-2, 2-2) were held to 135 yards rushing on 41 carries (3.3 per).
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