TRAER - North Tama scored 42 points in the opening quarter in a 56-0 rout of Midland to open the football season Friday.
Dylan Youel led the Redhawks' scoring explosion as he had six rushes for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Youel scored on a 40-yard run and then an 11-yard run for North Tama's first two scores.
Colton Hamilton followed with an 8-yard touchdown run and then the Redhawk special teams got into the action with Cade Isenhower taking a punt return 58 yards for a score.
The North Tama defense also got into the scoring as James Weida took an interception back 32 yards for a score. Weida had two picks on the night.
Brendon Boerm's 26-yard run ended the first-quarter scoring.
Isenhower's 20-yard interception return in the second quarter gave the Redhawks a 49-0 halftime lead.
A 50-yard touchdown run by Youel in the third quarter rounded out the scoring.
The shutout for the North Tama defense was its 15th since the start of the 2007 season.
The Redhawks remain at home next Friday as Don Bosco comes to town.
Head Coach, Brent Thoren had this to say about the game, "I was really pleased with how the entire team contributed to the win. We scored an offensive, defensive, and special teams touchdown, and held them to 33 yards total offense for the game. It was a good step forward, but there is a lot of room for improvement on both sides of the ball. The game also gave our younger kids a chance to gain some valuable experience against a varsity opponent, which will work to our advantage in the future."