Effingham Freshmen Whip Wildcats, 42-14

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Published on September 21 2012 10:23 am
Last Updated on September 21 2012 4:42 pm
Written by Millie Lange

(ABOVE: THE HEARTS' ALEX HOWELL {#33} SPRINTS AWAY FROM A GROUP OF SALEM WOULD-BE TACKLERS ON HIS WAY TO ONE OF FIVE TOUCHDOWNS HE SCORED THURSDAY WHILE RACKING UP 242 RUSHING YARDS)

Effingham High School whipped Salem 42-14 in freshman football action Thursday at Klosterman Field.

Effingham stepped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and led 30-0 at halftime. The Hearts tallied a touchdown in the third quarter and a final touchdown in the fourth quarter.

(TRISTAN MESNARD {#27} AND KENTON PEDDYCOART {#65} TEAM UP ON A STOP IN THURSDAY NIGHT'S WIN)

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Alex Howell was a machine for the Hearts, scoring five touchdowns. Howell scored two in the opening quarter, one in the second period and the final two in the third and fourth quarters. Howell took a kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. He carried the ball six times for a whopping 242 yards.

Joeseph Nieman connected on five of six passes for eight yards. Tucker Denton pulled in a pass in the second quarter for a touchdown.

(HEARTS FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK JOE NIEMANN HIT ON FIVE OF SIX PASSING ATTEMPTS THURSDAY NIGHT)

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Drew Vasquez caried the ball 10 times for 41 yards while Alex Ramos had two carries for seven yards.

Nieman had five solo tackles and six assists to lead the Hearts defensively. Max Habbe had a fumble recovery. Caleb Martin and Tucker Denton had a quarterback sack each.

Salem               0      0    0    14    --    14

Effingham       14    16    6      6    --    42

Tackles

D. Vasquez, 2 solos; Rieman, 3 assists; Nieman, 5 solos, 6 assists; Phillips, 1 assist; Mesnard, 3 solos; Kahley, 3 solos, 2 assists; Mesnard, 3 solos; Kahely, 3 solos, 2 assists; Koester, 3 solos, 3 assists; Howell, 1 assist; Ramos, 3 solos, 3 assists; Howell, 1 assist; Ramos, 3 solos, 2 assists; Habbe, fumble recovery; Piggush, 2 solos; Peddycourt, 1 solo; Martin, 2  solos, 3 assists, 1 quarterback sack; Kronewitter, 2 solos; Velasquez, 2 solos, 3 assists; White, 1 solo; Denton, 2 solos, 2 assists, 1 quarterback sack; Mills, 2 solo, 2 assists