It was a difficult night for Belmond-Klemme on Faris Field Sept. 10. The offense could not get anything going, and the defense was helpless in the face of a potent running and passing attack by Mason City Newman.
The Knights scored with four minutes gone in the first quarter after recovering a Bronco fumble. The Knights also scored after picking off a pass as time wound down in the second period.
The Knights were up 33-0 at halftime, and scored once in each quarter after the half for the 47-0 win. Newman recovered two fumbles in the second half to seal the win.
Tate Sander accounted for most of the Bronco offense. He ran for 104 of the 120 rushing yards and completed one pass for 13 yards.
Brian Duran carried four times for 12 yards and completed two passes for 11 yards. Duran also had 73 yards on kick returns.
Aiden Friedow rounded out the offense with five carries for 13 yards.
The three receptions were split between Jose Andrade (13 yards), Nicholas Jenison (seven yards), and Brody Paulsen (four yards).
The defense was led by Sander with seven tackles (five solo). He was followed by Hayden Pals with 6.5 tackles (four solo), Cameron Roberts with 5 tackles (four solo), Duran, Paulsen and Raymundo Castillo with three tackles each (two solo each), Gavin O’Conner with 2.5 tackles (one solo), Friedow with 1.5 tackles (one solo), and Cooper Schleisman, Aiden Hobscheidt, Michael Schleisman, Alsafe Qoraish and Jenison with one assist each.
The Broncos travel to Jewell to take on South Hamilton (1-2) in the opening contest for Class 1A, District 2.