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Cobras rushing game at the top

Demons, Panthers dead even in Class 3A total offense

Solon’s Thomas Brandt (23) breaks up a pass intended for Washington’s Ethan Hunt (left) in the second quarter at a high school football game between Solon High School and Washington High School in Washington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Solon’s Thomas Brandt (23) breaks up a pass intended for Washington’s Ethan Hunt (left) in the second quarter at a high school football game between Solon High School and Washington High School in Washington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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Sigourney-Keota is the only remaining unbeaten team in the Union area of coverage and the Cobras are doing it on the ground.

SK leads the state, regardless of class, in rushing with 2,735 yards this season on 271 carries. that is an average of over 10 yards per rush.

SK leads the state in total offense, rushing and passing with 2.996 yards. It is first in Class 1A in points scored with 318, an average of 53 a game. That is a hard average to maintain when there is a running clock in the second half of a large percentage of games.

WACO is eighth in the state in total offense with 2,810 total yards of which 1.871 is through the air and 939 on the ground. The Warriors are fourth in passing yards.

SK has 12 interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries and both totals individually are in the top seven in the state.

In Class 3A, Mt. Pleasant and Washington are tied for third with 2,424 yards. Washington has run 310 plays and Mt. Pleasant 301. The Demons have 1,345 yards rushing while MP has 1,307.

Mt. Pleasant is third in points scored with 241 and Washington is fourth at 238.

In Class 2A, Mid-Prairie is 12th in scoring with 175 points, just four behind Williamsburg.

New London is third in 8-man with 2,154 yards rushing.