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Turnovers Lead to Easy Points in 35-7 Win for Pella Christian

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 6:32 am
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Despite a relatively low offensive output, the Pella Christian football team was able to create points out of five Nodaway Valley turnovers as the Eagles cruised to a 35-7 win in Greenfield. Going into the game, the Eagles’ coaching staff knew that field position would play a key role in the game, and the multiple takeaways and good special teams coverage helped stack the odds against the Wolverines.

Sam Tvedt snagged three of the four interceptions in the game, while teammate Alex Fynnardt returned his pick for six points. Punter Justin Pastoor also pinned the Wolverines inside the five yard line twice, which led to a fumble and blocked punt that turned into 14 points for the Eagles.

In all, Pella Christian tallied just 232 yards of offense, but held Nodaway Valley to 108 yards. Fynnardt and Jamie Blom led the rushing attack with 80 and 78 yards, respectively, while Pastoor also paced the defense with nine total tackles.

The win puts Pella Christian at 4-0 in District 6; with a home game against Interstate-35 up next on the schedule.