Pirates score in final quarter as they fall 47-7 to strong St. Ansgar Saints

White on the move

Robert White runs the ball during the game against St. Ansgar last Friday night. He had 42 yards rushing and caught three passes for 21 yards.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY JO MOORE

The Pirates hosted a tough St. Ansgar team Friday night and were unable to get any momentum going until the final quarter when they completed a scoring drive. The Pirates would go down in defeat 47-7 after the opponent scored 47 points in the first three quarters.

The Postville defense held St. Ansgar to a three and out on their first possession. However, the home team could make no headway and the Saints intercepted a pass and found themselves with good field position which they used to score their first touchdown. The extra point failed and the score was 6-0.

After the game, Steege commented, “We have continued to get better at taking care of the football. We must work on tackling and maintaining our gap soundness on defense. We give up too many rushing yards. I know we are small, but we must become more focused on getting a lot of people to the runner. Offensively the line did a nice job of pass blocking. We had a couple of linemen out this game and Vova Kiselov and Pierce Harbaugh did a nice job filling in.  We have a big game this week. Central Springs has a big running back and a big line. It will be a challenge as they dropped down from 1A. The game is at Manly and we hope a lot of fans can make the trip.”

Read the full article in the September 19 edition of the Postville Herald.