BRUNING — Injury and illness didn’t slow down the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley football team even if electrical issues on the field did.
The Eagles defeated the Tri County Trojans 50-12 on Friday.
BDS was shorthanded, missing three linemen — one to illness and two to injury.
“We were very happy with how our line performed with how shorthanded we were,” BDS coach Mark Rotter said.
Six backs carried the ball for the Eagles with no one having more than 13 carries.
“It’s what we’ve done all year,” Rotter said. “We have a lot of guys that can carry the ball. We spread it around with a lot of guys and try to keep a fresh runner going all through the night.”
The Eagles were led by junior Dalton Kleinschmidt, who carried the ball 13 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior Dylan Domeier had 12 carries for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Domeier also had the Eagles’ only passing touchdown, to junior Aaron Mick for 28 yards on a reverse.
Mick had 39 yards on five carries.
Junior quarterback Dominic Quinones had 14 yards on nine carries. He also completed two of four passing attempts for 30 yards.
Junior Hunter Cox had two carries for 13 yards.
Freshman Derek Domeier entered the game at quarterback for the Eagles’ final drive, with 1:45 left. He had three carries including a 49-yard touchdown run with 13 seconds left in the game.
For the Trojans, junior quarterback Cole Siems ran 14 times for 35 yards and completed 10 of 12 passing attempts for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Junior running back Jack Holsing rushed nine times for 29 yards. He left the game with 10:14 left in the third quarter.
Sophomore Gavin Weichel scored a 5-yard touchdown for the Trojans with two minutes left in the game.
Tri County was 4-1 going into Friday’s game.
Rotter was pleased with how his defense contained Siems and Holsing.
“They are very athletic and we were scared to death about that,” he said.
Friday’s game was to take place in Shickley. Kickoff had been moved up to a 6 p.m. to avoid bad weather.
However, electrical issues at the Shickley field, including a blown transformer at game time, led to moving the game to Bruning at the original start time of 7 p.m.
It rained periodically during the second and fourth quarters.
Moving fields at game time was a new experience for Rotter.
“We’ve never switched fields before and I’ve been here a million years,” he said.
The Eagles are now 5-0 and play host to Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer on Oct. 11.