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Hartington Youth Football team will play for title

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HARTINGTON — The Hartington Youth Football team is headed to the title game.

The sixth grade team will play for the Logan Valley Football League title Oct. 20 at Wayne State College.

The league consists of Wayne, BRLD, Ponca, Stanton, and Hartington. The sixth grade division counts for league standings, while the fifth graders play a game after the sixth graders are done.

Here are results after the first three weeks of games.

Hartington played a nonleague game against West Point Beemer on its bye week which was the first week of the league Sept, 12. Hartington won that contest, 44-0.

Hartington played in Ponca Sept. 19 and the sixth grade team earned another shutout, this time it was 48-0. The fifth graders won 14-0 in Ponca.

In the third week of the season, the local team once again earned a shutout, beating BRLD in a home game here, 52-0. The fifth grade won 50-0.

The offensive line has played great, paving the way for the backs to gain yardage, said Coach Jesse Hochstein.

Through the first three games, quarterback Landyn Keiser has connected on 9-11 for 201 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Hunter Bensen has been one of his main targets, hauling in four catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns.

Bode Hochstein has 82 yards on eight carries,

Tate Fischer and Aiden Collier have been defensive leaders with seven, and six tackles, respectively.

The fifth grade has been led by the rushing of Cooper Hochstein, who has carried 13 times for 260 yards. Micah Cattau has carried 12 times for 52 yards

The fifth grade defense is being led by Ryan Hoebelheinrich’s 11 tackles and by Jake Hoebelheinrich’s nine tackles.

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