CHESTER The Chester Coyotes appeared to do everything right and more Friday night against Hays-Lodgepole, taking the thunder out of the Thunderbirds 96-26.
The Coyotes had five interceptions on the night, two each by Patrick Walstad and Ben Rooley. Sannon Norick accounted for the other Chester interception.
Chester had 275 yards rushing and 146 yards receiving. Norick led the Coyotes with 72 yards rushing and 65 receiving, followed by Walstad with 66 rushing and 32 receiving.
The Coyotes outscored Hays-Lodgepole 46-6 in the first quarter and 42-12 in the second in the win.
Chester had a 38-0 lead before the Thunderbirds scored thier first points on an 18-yard run by Nathan Martin. The Coyotes answered the Thunderbirds score with seven straight touchdowns, making the score 88-6.
The Coyotes continued to rally, despite both teams being scoreless in the third quarter, to pick up the 70-point victory.
CHESTER Adam Stubbs 13-yard pass to Geoff Osterman (Cory Gagnon run), Gagnon 50-yard punt return (Colt Diemert run), Gagnon 24-yard run (Stubbs pass to Nick LaSorte), Matt Wolfe 22-yard pass from Stubbs (Stubbs to LaSorte), Diemert 9-yard run (run failed), Travis Van Dyke 60-yard pass to Sannon Norick (Stubbs run), Norick 34-yard run (Diemert run), Norick 13-yard run (pass failed), Norick 23-yard run (Norick pass from Van Dyke), Patrick Walstad 29-yard run (run failed), Walstad 31-yard pass from Van Dyke (Nick LaSorte run), Norick 34-yard interception return (run failed), Walstad 17-yard run (Ben Rooley run).
HAYS-LODGEPOLE Nathan Martin 18-yard run (run failed), Martin 75-yard kickoff return (run failed), Martin 22-yard pass from Garrett Morin (run failed), Martin 1-yard run (Martin run).
Rushing: Chester Sannon Norick 4-72, Patrick Walstad 9-66, Ben Rooley 9-36, Cory Gagnon 2-27, Colt Diemert 3-25, Adam Stubbs 2-21, Mitch Violett 2-16, Logan Lyders 1-10, Nick LaSorte 1-3, Casey Buffington 1, -1. Totals: 34-275.
Receiving: Chester Sannon Norick 3-65, Patrick Walstad 2-32, Matt Wolfe 1-22, Riley DeVries 1-8, Geoff Osterman 1-13, Nick LaSorte 2-6.
Passing: Chester Travis Van Dyke 5-for-8, 98 yards; Adam Stubbs 4-for-4, 40 yards; Casey Buffington 1-for-1, 8 yards.
Tackles: Chester Colt Diemert 18, Phillip Jeffrey 12, Geoff Osterman 8, Jeff Cicon 5, Sannon Norick 4, Cory Kolstad 4, Kurt Matkin 4, Adam Stubbs 3, Matt Wolfe 3, John Wicks 3, Mitch Violett 3, Brad Fenger 3, Ben Rooley 3, Wade Johnson 2, Travis Van Dyke 2, Nick LaSorte 2, Patrick Walstad 1, Cory Decker 2, Robert Thompson 1, Cory Gagnon 1.
Interceptions: Chester Walstad 2, Rooley 2, Norick 1.