MORRIS - Amos Schmidt ran for 122 yards and put the third-ranked Verndale Pirates up 8-0 in the first quarter, but the second-ranked Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines exploded for 30 points in the second en route to a 46-8 win in the quarterfinals of the Nine-Man state tournament Friday night at Big Cat Stadium.
Schmidt scored on a 46-yard run and Colby Schmidt provided the two-point conversion for the Pirates, who finished the season 11-1.
Led by Levi Nelson's 111 yards, the Wolverines had rushing touchdowns from Nelson, Justin Seifert, Nate Vogt, Zach McNally, Isaiah Athley and Levi Lupkes.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 0 30 8 8 - 46
Verndale 8 0 0 0 - 8
V-Amos Schmidt 46 run (Colby Schmidt run)
CGB-Levi Nelson 3 run (Isaiah Athley kick)
CGB-Justin Seifert 23 run (Zach McNally run)
CGB-Nate Vogt 13 run (McNally run)
CGB-Athey 6 run (PAT fail)
CGB- Levi Lupkes 42 run (Nelson run)
CGB-McNally 1 run (Nelson run)
Rushes-yards: CGB 60-384, V 39-166
Pass comp-att-int-yards: CGB 1-2-0-23, V 4-7-1-33
Total offense: CGB 62-407, V 46-199
Rushing: CGB-Levi Nelson 23-111, V-Amos Schmidt 23-122
Passing: CGB-Zach McNally 1-2-23, V-Colby Schmidt 4-7-33
Receiving: CGB-Justin Siefert 1-23, V-Kyle Booth 2-13, Matt Willis 1-20, Zach Meidinger 1-10
Overall: V 11-1, CGB 12-0.
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