Shootout in Elgin as Antelopes prevail

ELGIN – The Adrian/Jordan Valley Antelopes won a high scoring affair in Elgin where the two teams combined for 126 points as the Antelopes beat the Huskies 84-42. In a game of 1A-SD3-E Special District 3 East leaders, both teams were 3-0 entering the game. Now the Antelopes are in first place.

The game started off with an Adrian/Jordan Valley TD catch by Wade Bond with the extra try failing. Elgin responded two minutes later when Gage McKay found the end zone on a 22 yard catch to go up 8-6. The two teams traded touchdowns late in the first quarter when Elgin senior quarterback Tristan Simpson went out of the game with an arm sprain. With the Huskies losing their key player the Antelopes pounced scoring 34 unanswered points before Elgin could recover when McKay scored on a nice 26 yard run just before halftime.

In the second half it was more of the same as both teams, in typical 8-man fashion, ran wild. The closest Elgin could get is when they pulled to 54-34 at the beginning of the 4th quarter when Cody Harvy scored on a 20 yard touchdown reception. Adrian pulled away for good down stretch as Conley Martin scored on a couple short touchdown runs.

Adrian/Jordan Valley had 545 all purpose yards on the night. Conley Martin produced amazing stats on offense, scoring 10 touchdowns total. He rushed for 185 yards and 6 touchdowns while passing for 298 yards and adding 4 more touchdowns through the air. He also threw two interceptions.

Wade Bond was Martin’s main target on the night catching 7 balls for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

Before leaving with his injury, Tristan Simpson carried 13 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. He was also 2-2 in the air for 52 yards and adding another touchdown. Gage McKay was able to pick up the slack on offense with Simpson’s absence where he carried for 118 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another 131 yards and 1 touchdown.

Adrian/Jordan Valley‘s schedule doesn’t get any easier when they travel to Powder Valley (3-2) next weekend. Elgin looks to regroup when they host Pine Eagle (2-2).