Riley Backus, Shenandoah

Shenandoah junior Riley Backus attempts to break away from a Clarinda defender, Friday, Aug. 30.

The Shenandoah Mustangs couldn’t contain Treynor’s run game in a 49-20 Cardinal victory, Friday, Sept. 13.

Jake Fisher and Jack Tiarks combined to rush for 342 yards and six touchdowns on just 23 combined carries as the Cardinals blew the game open in the second half.

A couple short touchdown runs gave the Cardinals a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.

Shenandoah cut the lead in half in the second quarter when Michael Reed caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Cerven and it was 14-7 at halftime.

The Cardinals scored on touchdown runs of 67, 46 and 33 yards in the third quarter with Shenandoah scoring on a 39-yard field goal by Zayne Zwickel and a 70-yard touchdown toss from Cerven to Anthony Stogdill.

Fisher added the final two touchdowns for the Cardinals after Zwickel’s second field goal cut the Treynor lead to 35-20 nearly two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Cerven finished with 172 yards passing and the two scores. Stogdill caught five passes for 101 yards and a score. Morgan Cotten was the only other Mustang with multiple catches, finishing with three receptions for 28 yards.

Cotten also led Shenandoah’s rushing attack with 69 yards on 10 carries.

Cerven led the defense with 8.5 total tackles.

Shenandoah’s overall record dropped to 0-3 as the Mustangs now prepare for their final non-district game, Friday, Sept. 20 against Riverside. The game against Riverside is also Shenandoah’s Homecoming game.

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