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Hartington Youth Football team hopes to cap perfect season

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HARTINGTON — Members of the Hartington Youth Football team were hoping to cap a perfect season Tuesday.

The local team, comprised of four-six graders rolled through the regular season, winning all five of their games. They play in the Logan Valley Football League title game Tuesday at Wayne State College.

The local Titan team has recorded three shuts outs to date and has outscored its foes 288-18.

Here are results of the first five games:

Hartington 48-12 over West Point-Beemer

Hartington 48-0 over

Ponca Hartington 52-0 over BRLD

Hartington 64-0 over Wayne

Hartington 76-0 over Stanton

Through the first five games, quarterback Landyn Keiser has connected on 13-16 passes for 252 yards and seven touchdowns.

Bodie Hochstein and Hunter Bensen have been his main targets. Hochstein has hauled in five catches for 122 yards and one touchdown. Benson has caught six passes for 109 yards.

The Titan ground attack has been led by Easton Hochstein, who has churned out 260 yards on 13 carries —an average of 20 yards a carry.

Bodie Hochstein has also been a solid ground gainer, picking up 117 yards on 15 carries — an average of 11.8 yards per carry.

Kaiser also broke the 100-yard barrier, collecting 137 yards on 12 carries.

Several boys have really stood out on defense this season, as well.

Haiden Thoene leads the defense with 32 tackles, while Easton Hochstein is next with 26 stops this season. Mason Thoene is next on the tackles list with 24, while Will Steffen is close behind with 21.

Lane Heimes leads the Titan secondary with two interceptions on the year.