Oct 06, 2019 4:12 PM

CSC comeback comes up just short at Western Colorado, 33-32

Posted Oct 06, 2019 4:12 PM

By: Kaleb Center

CSC Sports Information


GUNNISON, Colo. -- October 5, 2019 -- Another great game by junior quarterback Dalton Holst wasn't enough to put the Chadron State College football team over the top in Gunnison on Saturday, as the Western Colorado Mountaineers enjoyed a 33-32 homecoming win.


The Eagles accumulated 401 yards of total offense, and Holst was at least partly responsible for 323 of them, passing for 256 and rushing for 67 more to lead the Eagles in the ground attack. Holst was 21-for-36 passing with no turnovers, and averaged 8.4 yards per carry.


The signal-caller from Gilette, Wyoming, lobbed touchdown passes of 56, 14, and 6 yards, two to junior Cole Thurness and one to senior Tevon Wright, to elevate his season total to 13.


CSC got on the board on its first possession when one of those passes by Holst sailed 30 yards in the air and was taken in by Thurness, who ran it in from the opponents' 30 for an official gain of 56 yards, just under four minutes into the game.


However the Mountaineers went on a 24-0 run the rest of the first and into the second quarters. Western had only two plays over 15 yards during that stretch, yet gained a touchdown when WCU linebacker Darrious Gaines took advantage of a bad longsnap to rush CSC punter Ethan Zimmerman, slapping the kick to the ground and then picking it up off the ground and running it back for 11 yards.


The Eagles responded with 3:47 remaining in the first half, with Tyler Lewis punching a ball out from the Western running back's arms in the backfield, and Joel Carpenter scooping it up and returning it 47 yards to make it 24-12.


The Mountaineers' Chandler Davis his the second of his two field goals headed into halftime for a 27-12 lead.


In the second half, CSC made a comeback bid with 20 consecutive points. Touchdown passes to Wright and Thurness found paydirt, and another strike of 54 yards to Wright set up a scoring plunge by freshman Justin Cauley from one yard out.


A 32-27 lead and all the momentum seemed to favor an Eagles' win, however on the very next possession, Western quarterback Connor Desch found receiver Malcolm Wesley for his team's longest play from scrimmage of the game, a 47-yard touchdown reception.


On the Eagles' final drive, the Mountaineers earned their only three sacks of the day, coming on consecutive possessions. The stops forced a turnover on downs with approximately 1:30 left on the clock and the Eagles in possession of only one timeout.


Thurness came two yards shy of matching a season high, catching seven passes for 100 yards. Wright added 85 yards receiving.


Western Colorado gained 171 yards rushing, splitting those between four players nearly evenly. Desch complete 10 of 18 passes for 147 yards and a score.


Defensively, the Eagles were led by Jeremiah Gutierrez with 11 tackles, a pass breakup, and a sack of four yards.


Linebacker Lane Farris starred for the Mountaineer defense, recording 10 total tackles, including the final two of the three sacks.


Chadron State will try to regroup next Saturday, hosting Adams State University at noon, before its annual 'When Eagles Dare' scholarship benefit dinner. The Eagles are at home the next two weekends.

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Nebraska High School Football Scoreboard - October 4

Nebraska High School Football Scoreboard - October 4, 2019



Local/Regional Scores

Arthur County 38, South Platte 32

Chase County 15, Mitchell 0

Cody-Kilgore 51, Crawford 13

Creek Valley 64, Potter-Dix 16

Garden County 54, Paxton 6

Lexington 21, Gering 0

McCook 41, Alliance 0

Morrill 36, Bayard 14

Mullen 34, Medicine Valley 14

North Platte St. Patrick's 27, Bridgeport 0

Ogallala 43, Chadron 6

Perkins County 46, Kimball 32

Scottsbluff 59, Sidney 0

Sioux County 52, Hyannis 7

Valentine 46, Gordon/Rushville 8


Statewide Scores

Adams Central 49, Holdrege 0

Allen 34, Hartington-Newcastle 28, OT

Anselmo-Merna 78, Bertrand 12

Aquinas 20, David City 0

Arcadia-Loup City 54, Ansley-Litchfield 23

Archbishop Bergan 20, Yutan 7

Arlington 26, Fort Calhoun 20

Ashland-Greenwood 31, Falls City 7

Aurora 46, Fillmore Central 0

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 65, Tekamah-Herman 20

Battle Creek 41, Ponca 6

Bellevue West 56, Norfolk 7

Bennington 72, South Sioux City 25

Blair 62, Schuyler 0

Bloomfield 66, Wausa 6

Blue Hill 30, Giltner 12

Boys Town 15, Platteview 7

Brady 69, Wauneta-Palisade 0

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 50, Tri County 12


Cambridge def. Southwest, forfeit

Centennial 40, North Bend Central 25

Central City 40, Grand Island Central Catholic 17

Centura 26, Wood River 14

Clarkson/Leigh 80, Omaha Christian Academy 0

Clearwater/Orchard 52, Stuart 2

Columbus Scotus 34, Bishop Neumann 33

Conestoga 27, Syracuse 8

Cozad 29, Minden 6

Creighton 68, Ainsworth 20

Crofton 29, Stanton 13

Cross County 18, East Butler 16

Doniphan-Trumbull 14, Sandy Creek 13

Dorchester 58, Lewiston 24

Dundy County-Stratton 44, Arapahoe 8

Elm Creek 14, South Loup 12

Elmwood-Murdock 38, Weeping Water 30, OT

Elwood 14, Pleasanton 13

Fairbury 27, Milford 13

Falls City Sacred Heart 59, Parkview Christian 14


Gothenburg 34, Broken Bow 0

Grand Island 69, Omaha Bryan 0

Grand Island Northwest 38, Beatrice 20

Hartington Cedar Catholic 34, Norfolk Catholic 7

Harvard 60, Heartland Lutheran 14

Hastings 41, York 0

Hershey def. Southern Valley, forfeit

Hitchcock County 64, Alma 6

Howells/Dodge 40, Neligh-Oakdale 20

Humphrey St. Francis 68, Winside 0

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 65, Walthill 19

Johnson-Brock 46, Diller-Odell 8

Kearney Catholic 27, Sutton 14

Kenesaw 50, Lawrence-Nelson 8

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 68, Madison 29

Lincoln Lutheran 20, Lincoln Christian 7

Lincoln Pius X 24, Omaha Central 9

Lincoln Southeast 51, Bellevue East 7

Lincoln Southwest 50, Omaha Benson 0

Lutheran High Northeast 40, Elkhorn Valley 12


Malcolm 34, Freeman 6

Mead 20, Emerson-Hubbard 6

Meridian 64, Pawnee City 12

Millard South 26, Elkhorn South 21

Millard West 23, Kearney 13

Nebraska Christian 24, Heartland 0

Nebraska City 37, Auburn 22

Nebraska City Lourdes 60, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 14

Norris 27, Plattsmouth 16

North Platte 21, Lincoln High 10

Oakland-Craig 54, Louisville 0

Omaha Concordia 32, Douglas County West 22

Omaha Creighton Prep 16, Columbus 14

Omaha North 41, Papillion-LaVista South 26

Omaha Roncalli 34, Elkhorn Mount Michael 31

Omaha Skutt Catholic 42, Ralston 7

Omaha South 28, Lincoln Northeast 21

Omaha Westside 77, Omaha Northwest 6

Ord 45, O'Neill 7

Osceola-High Plains 69, Exeter-Milligan/Friend 28

Overton 58, Loomis 19


Palmyra 54, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 18

Papillion-LaVista 37, Fremont 27

Pender 76, Cedar Bluffs 16

Pierce 56, Columbus Lakeview 0

Plainview 51, Osmond 6

Randolph 33, Wynot 6

Ravenna 50, Shelton 8

Riverside 62, Elgin Public/Pope John 6

Seward 36, Crete 9

Shelby/Rising City 26, Twin River 8

Southern 60, Thayer Central 48

Spalding Academy 66, St. Edward 13

St. Paul 29, Gibbon 10

Superior 12, Hastings St. Cecilia 6


Wahoo 47, Raymond Central 0

Wakefield 68, Homer 26

Waverly 43, Omaha Gross Catholic 21

Wayne 16, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 0

West Holt 21, North Central 6

West Point-Beemer 28, Boone Central/Newman Grove 13

Wilber-Clatonia 49, Johnson County Central 6

Wilcox-Hildreth 61, Silver Lake 60

Wisner-Pilger 68, Winnebago 12