9/26/2013 1:59:00 PM Rockets battle but lose 44-38
by Mike Dalton
The RHS football team battled hard the entire game, but ultimately fell to Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 44-38 at Klahr Field Friday night.
Randolph was ahead 16-12 at the half, and felt pretty good about their performance, coach Chris Stanton said. In the second half GHECT's size on the line was able to open up some holes for their running back, and they took a 28-16 lead into the fourth quarter.
Still, the Rockets didn't give up. "I was proud of our effort; I thought our offensive line (Mark Myers, Will Radman, Travis Thomas) played its best game of the season. Quarterback Luke Dubbels made some great throws in the second half to Hunter Ehlers, Austin Moorhouse and Sam Feidt. Justin Waldvogel ran the ball hard.
"Defensively, our backs played well, especially Nick Wenstrom and Brady Thesing. They came up and made some big-time tackles."
Dubbels completed 14 of 25 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Ehlers caught three passes for 68 yards and two TDs, Moorhouse three catches for 78 yards, Feidt three for 28 yards and a score, and Drake Speight two for 31.
Waldvogel had 89 yards rushing on 19 attempts, and Dubbels had 53 yards on eight carries with two touchdowns.
Charlie Wille Jr. led with 13 total tackles. Waldvogel had 11, and Thesing, David Speight and Jack Aune had 10 each. Aune had a sack and forced a fumble.
"We are improving every week," Stanton said. "We play two ranked opponents the next two weeks, so we need to play our best football. I like how the team battles the entire game."
Randolph is host to Nicollet Friday night at 7 p.m., in the school's annual Homecoming game.