Elgin remains perfect with win over Powder Valley

POWDER VALLEY – The Elgin football team stands at a perfect 4-0 after a 62-32 victory over Powder Valley Friday evening.

“Overall, this was another team win,” said Elgin coach Jeff Rysdam. “We did not play our best game against Powder, but we were able to finally get things going and got out of there with a win. Powder is a good team with a lot of potential and played a good game.”

Looking at the stats, the game appears closer than the score. Elgin put up 514 total yards of offense including 380 yards rushing and 134 passing. Powder Valley was close, putting up 412 yards on the ground and 91 yards in the air for a total of 503 yards.

For the Huskies, Tristan Simpson had three rushing scores, carrying the ball 21 times for 191 yards. He also was 8-for-13 passing for 134 yards and one score. Playing on the other side of the ball, Simpson had six solo tackles, three assists and four tackles for losses.

Cody Harvey put together six solo tackles on defense and had three catches for 78 yards receiving.

Andres Schmittle found the end zone on two occasions and Wyatt Hallgarth scored once on one of his 11 carries. Joe Lathrop also picked up a score.

“Tristan had another big game for us this week accounting for over 300 yards of offense for us, and 4 tds,” said Rysdam. “We also had several younger players like Joe Lathrop and Andres Schmittle step up when we needed big plays to help us out, and they came through.”

Next Friday should be interesting. The Huskies host the Antelopes of Adrian/Jordan Valley with both teams entering the game undefeated. The Antelopes are currently ranked sixth in the recent state OSAA standings while the Huskies are ranked ninth.

The winner of the game should rise in the state’s football minds while the opposing team will suffer the first loss the season. The 1A Special District 3 match up kicks off at 7 p.m.