By Don Chipman
Greenfield/Northwestern claimed their seventh win of the season (7-2) with a 42-0 shutout of the Triopia Trojans. The Tigers dominated the Big Blue with a 347-195 edge in total yardage, including a 231-100 difference in rushing.
Isaac Masters had the big night for G/NW as he rushed for one touchdown, and threw for two, finishing with 120-yards of total offense. The Tigers Dalton Coffey also racked up three touchdowns, two on runs of 34 and two yards, and gathered in a 14-yard pass from Masters. Kendall Clayton had 45 yards rushing on 13 attempts, while Will Alexander finished the contest with nine carries for 38 yards for the Blue and White.
The scoring began on Masters’ 24-yard touchdown run at 4:59 of the opening frame. The Tigers put another touchdown on the scoreboard in the first period when Austin Plugger gathered in a 42-yard TD pass from Masters with 1:19 showing.
Leading 14-0 heading into the second quarter G/NW put the game away when they added three more touchdowns. Eli Weller picked up a Trojans fumble and raced 61 yards to the end zone for the second touchdown at 9:27. Coffey added a 34-yard jaunt at 5:59, and he collected a 14-yard toss from Masters at 2:05 to run the verdict to 36-0 at the midway break.
The final score came at 10:53 of the third frame, when Coffey got his third touchdown on a two-yard run, putting the running clock in motion with the final verdict reading 42-0 in favor of Greenfield/Northwestern.
The Tigers (#8 seed) will play in the Class 1A playoffs against No. 9-seed Argenta at home.
G/NW—Isaac Masters 24 run (pass failed) 6-0 @ 4:56
G/NW—Austin Plogger 42 pass from Masters (Dakota Coffey run) 14-0 @1:19
G/NW—Eli Weller 61 fumble return (run good) 22-0 @ 9:57
G/NW—Coffey 34 run (pass good) 30-0 @5:59
G/NW—Coffey 14 pass from Masters (run failed) 36-0 @2:05
G/NW—Coffey 2 run (kick failed) 42-0 @ 10:53
First Downs 16 9
Rushes-Yards 30-231 39-100
Passing Yards 110 95
Total Yardage 347 195
Passing Sum. 5-12-1 5-6-1
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 7-3
Penalties-Yards 8-50 3-35
Rushing: G/NW—Masters 1-24, Dakota Coffey 5-78, David Gibbs 7-42, Marc Jennings 1-1, Riley Marsh 4-46, Taegan Grigsby 5-31, Jordan Williams 4-10, Blake Bibruck 1 (-1). Totals: 30-231. Triopia—Nate Shanks 2 (-5), Isaac Werries 3-0, Will Alexander 9-38, Dakota Jacoby 1-4, Dylan Umphryes 2-4, Kendall Clayton 13-45, Tim Shade 9-14. Totals: 39-100
Passing: G/NW—Masters 5-12-1 110; Triopia—Shanks 5-8-1 95
Receiving: G/NW—Austin Plogger 3-64, Coffey 1-14, Jennings 1-13, Marsh 1-19. Totals: 12-110. Triopia—Tristan Wise 2-43, Dean Arendt 2-43, Alexander 1-9. Totals: 5-95
Records: G/NW 7-3; Triopia 2-7.