Ord- This week, the 2022 Chanticleer football team took on Norfolk Catholic in its home opener. The Chants won the toss and deferred until the second half. On the opening possession, the Knights marched 80 yds down the field and scored on a 1 yd touchdown run. The Chanticleers would answer on the next possession with a good mix of run and pass. Dylan Hurlburt hit Blake Hinrichs on a 12 yd touchdown pass and catch. The Knights would add another score at the end of the first on 44 yd touchdown run. The score at the end of the first was 14-7. In the second quarter, the Chanticleers struggled to get the ball moving offensively and stopping the Knights defensively. The Knights added two more scores before the half to make it 28-7 going into halftime.  The third quarter was a stalemate as neither team was able to find the endzone. At the start of the fourth quarter, Norfolk Catholic scored on a 52 yd pass to make the 35-7. The Chanticleers kept fighting and were able to score once more when Dylan Hurlburt scored on a 19 yd run. The game ended with the score being 35-14. Coach Wells said after the game, “I was proud of how physical we were in the game but disappointed with the execution at times. When you play a great team like them, you have to execute at a really high level. We didn’t do that tonight. If we can get some guys healed up and stay relatively healthy for the rest of the year, the sky is the limit for our team. There is no doubt in mind that these great young men will continue to improve every week.” The Chants will go on the road next week and take on another quality opponent, Battle Creek.




Team Statistics


Rushing- 167, Passing- 81

Norfolk Catholic

Rushing- 269, Passing- 103

Individual Statistics


Rushing- D. Hurlburt 13-82, T. McCain 14-56, E. Ryschon 3-16, R. Gabriel 3-12, H. Nelson 3-1

Passing- D. Hurlburt 6-19-81

Receiving- T. Bruha 1-9, B. Hinrichs 2-19, T. Kovarik 2-53

Kicking- T. Bruha  (PAT 2-2)

Tackles- T. Bruha 10, R. Gabriel 10, D. Hurlburt 10, S. Boettcher 8, Trent McCain 8