Community News Corporation | Byron, MN

Latest Dodge Center, MN, weather
weather sponsored by


Advanced Search

Home
News
Obituaries
Sports
Opinion
Legals
Classifieds

Feedback
Community Links
Contact Us









home : sports : sports May 1, 2016

9/2/2014 11:47:00 AM
Bears take wet, wild opener
Byron head coach John Austinson wins 100th game
Ryan Thompson and Isaac Jestus force Dover-Eyota's Joseph Reiss to fumble in Byron's first football game of the season. The Bears recovered. Photos by Keith Garvens
+ click to enlarge
Ryan Thompson and Isaac Jestus force Dover-Eyota's Joseph Reiss to fumble in Byron's first football game of the season. The Bears recovered. Photos by Keith Garvens

By Mitch George

It is once again that time of the year. The temperature is being lowered, school supplies are being purchased, and football teams across the nation are gearing up for their much-anticipated seasons.

Byron is no different, beginning their season with a victory at home Aug. 28. This victory proved to be a very special one for head coach John Austinson. The game marked his 100th career win as a coach.

The game began at 7 p.m., amidst a steady downpour. Dover-Eyota won the coin toss, and began with the ball.

They drove 60 yards down the field, before eventually losing a fumble. Nick Douglas fell on the ball for Byron.

On the first offensive drive of the season, the Bears went 3-and-out backed up against their goal line.

Dover-Eyota began with the ball at the 30 yard line, but couldn't capitalize as they were flagged twice for false starts. After this, senior Dan Fujan and senior Isaac Jestus tag-teamed Dover-Eyota's ball carrier in the backfield to further stall the drive.

On the ensuing punt (attempt) from Dover-Eyota, Noah Schutte blocked the punt and Nick Douglas recovered the ball once again for Byron. Douglas notched his second recovery of the game on this play, eventually accruing four defensive fumble recoveries.

This set up the Bears with very favorable field position at the 23 yard line.

Senior quarterback Colin Sherden then threw to senior tight end Noah Schutte for a 22 yard gain, setting up the Bears at the 1 yard line.

After attempting two quarterback sneaks, Sherden broke the plane of the end zone for the first, and only, score of the game.

The defense held strong throughout the game by shutting out Dover-Eyota. Carrying the team defensively were junior James Long, Dan Fujan, and Nick Douglas. Stand-outs on the offensive side of the ball include wide receiver Kip Knutson, tight end Noah Schutte, and quarterback Colin Sherden.

No stats are available at this time. The team next plays at Lake City on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.




Claremont Service




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   








Field Crest
Safeway Agency
Scanlon, Nietz, Murch
Dodge Center Chiropractic
ExtrasLife
Community News Corp • Byron Review, 507.775.6180, byronreview@gmail.com
Star Herald, 507.374.6531, cnceditor@kmtel.com

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved