Hornets to travel to Underwood on Friday

By Chad Koenen

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Frazee fell to 2-2 on the season after dropping a game that was much closer than the final score of 33-14 on Friday night.

The Hornets turned the ball over 3 times, but outgained Crookston by a 238-228 margin. Unfortunately, the Pirates were able to take advantage of the miscues by the Hornets to come away with the 33-14 win.

Frazee will look to rebound this week when they travel to Underwood for the Hornets’ homecoming game. The Rockets are 0-4 on the season, but have gotten the best of Frazee since making the move to 11-man football. 

September 16

Frazee scored 27 straight points and never trailed as they were able to get defeat Breckenridge on September 16 by a score of 34-12. The Hornets outgained the Cowboys by a 403-214 margin. 

Brady Crabtree put the Hornets on the scoreboard in a wild first quarter and connected on the point after attempt to make the score 7-0. 

Following a Cameron Nieto 8-yard run for Breckenridge, the Hornets made the game 14-6 when Jake Nagel scored the first of his four touchdowns on a 31-yard run to make the game 14-6 following the point after attempt. 

Nagel scored his second touchdown in the second quarter on a 2-yard run, his third in the third quarter on a 3-yard run and his fourth touchdown in the fourth quarter on 26-yard run to give the Hornets a 34-6 lead. 

Breckenridge scored a late touchdown, but Frazee came away with the 34-12 win. 

Frazee was able to find quite a bit of success through the air and ground as they passed for 125 yards and rushed for 278 yards. They also had a 22-13 advantage in first downs. While the Hornets converted just 3-10 on third downs, they were able to put themselves in manageable fourth down opportunities as Frazee went 4-5 on fourth down attempts.

Individually, Carter Sonnenberg went a perfect 5-5 for 125 yards through the air. 

Nagel finished with 127 yards on 24 carries and 4 touchdowns, while Tyler Moe rushed 10 times for 76 yards. Crabtree finished with 63 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. 

Moe also led the way defensively with 6 tackles and 8 assists. 

PASSING (comp-att-yds-td-int)- C. Sonnenberg 5-5-125-0-0

RUSHING-  J. Nagel 24-127-4, T. Moe 10- 76, B. Crabtree 16- 63- 1, T. Moe 2- 9, D. Lyman 3- 3

RECEIVING- K. Ovsak 1-46, R. Hoehne 1- 24, A. Blaine 1-17, J. Nagel 1- 13

DEFENSE (tackle-assist)-  T. Moe 6-8, A. Blaine 3-, W. Mickelson 3-3, J. Nagel 2- 6, B. Crabtree 2- 2, Z. Longfors 2-4, D. Zitzow 2-2, D. Graham 1-2, M. Matejka 1-0, L. Brekke 0-2, J. Graham 0-2, G. Post 0-1, A. Vigen 0-1

Friday

Frazee made the trek up north on Friday night as the Hornets traveled to Crookston. Unfortunately, the Hornets turned the ball over 3 times and fell by a score of 33-14.

“Turnovers is what hurt us,” said head coach Russ Hackel. “We hurt ourselves more than anything. We gave them a short field to work with a few times, which didn’t help.”

The Hornets took a 7-0 in the first quarter when Jake Nagel scored on a 67-yard touchdown run. Brady Crabtree kicked the extra point to give Frazee an early lead. 

Crookston answered the score quickly when Ethan Boll scored on a 23-yard touchdown run, before the Pirates scored on the defensive side of the ball when they recovered a fumble and returned it 28-yards for a touchdown.

Crabtree put the Hornets back in front when he scored on a 53-yard run and kicked the point after attempt to make the score 14-13 in favor of Frazee.

Unfortunately, Crookston scored the next three touchdowns to blow past the Hornets by a score of 32-14. Boll scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter on a 19-yard and 52-yard runs, while Tanner Giese scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter to make the score 32-14.

The game was much closer than the final score as the Hornets outgained the Pirates by a 238-228 margin. They also outrushed Crookston 206-182 yards. In addition to turnovers, the Hornets were 0-10 on third downs and 0-2 on fourth down plays. 

Nagel led the way offensively with 15 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown. Crabtree finished with 4 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. 

One week after playing a near flawless game against Breckenridge, the Hornets made just a few too many mistakes as they looked to pick up their third win of the season.

“Overall I’m confident our kids can do it. The week before our kids played almost flawless and were able to do it,” said Hackel of the loss. 

This week the Hornets will travel to Underwood for Frazee’s homecoming football game. The Rockets have been able to get the best of the Hornets since making the switch to 11-man football, but are a young team this year. Underwood is 0-4 and fell to Breckenridge by a score of 42-0 last week. They have also lost to Otter Tail Central 50-6, Roseau 14-6 and Pelican Rapids by a score of 52-12. 

Despite their 0-4 record, Hackel said the Hornets will need to execute on Friday night and not make mistakes in pass protection. He said the team is not making any big changes heading into the game, but will be spending the week cleaning up some things on the field.

“We are not going to add anything new, we just need to execute and sharpen up a few things,” he said. 

INDIVIDUAL STATS

PASSING (comp-att-yds-td-int)- C. Sonnenberg 3-8-32-0-1

RUSHING-  J. Nagel 15- 134- 1, B. Crabtree 4-66-1, T. Moe 8-33, D. Lyman 2- 7, T. Moe 1- 2, A. Blaine 1-(-)3, C. Sonnenberg 6-(-)35

RECEIVING- B. Crabtree 2-27, T. Moe 1-5

DEFENSE (tackle-assist)- T. Moe 4-2, Z. Longfors 4-4, J. Nagel 3-3, W. Mickelson 3-2, A. Blaine 2-2, M. Matejka 2-0, B. Crabtree 1-0. T. Moe 1-0, D. Graham 1-3, J. Graham 1-2, D. Zitzow 1-1, A. Vigen 0-2, L. Brekke 0-1