Columbus shuts out Turner | Sports activities


BELOIT – For Beloit Turner, Friday night was ugly from the start.

The Trojans stumbled out of the gate and never quite got on their feet in the 38-0 win over Columbus in the first (and hopefully only) spring football game in school history.

Turner’s offense started with a three-and-off. Columbus scored on his first game of the game.

Turner went another series without a first dropout and had since burned two time outs.

Columbus scored another touchdown.

And so the evening went for both teams. Columbus looked just like a competitor, while Turner showed his youth and inexperience.

“I think a lot of guys got nervous in the first game early on,” said Turner linebacker Aiden Diehl. “We didn’t have the right people in the game, or they were wrong. We just have to bring a different mentality to the practice field this week because that wasn’t good enough.”

The Trojans were staffed up front with a large and aggressive Columbus line that undoubtedly had more access to a weight room than Turner.

“Size is almost everything in football,” said Aiden Diehl. “You can have all the talent in the world and all the brain, but if you are mistreated like us, it will end like this.”

The Trojans didn’t have their first loss until the second quarter and only crossed midfield a couple of times in the game.

Both starting quarterback Connor Hughes and backup signal-caller Danny Burrows threw interceptions, and the Trojans never got an ongoing game going against the Cardinals’ strong defensive front.

“They are a really good team, maybe the best team we’ll face this year,” said Turner coach Derek Diehl. “We had a couple of kids who played really well and played their hearts out, but in shape or form that’s the measure of success and we know it. Patience is key. Keeping the kids together and keeping them focused , the most important thing is important to us this year. “

Columbus second quarterback Nathan Cotter was great. He scored 43 yards for the Cardinals first score and finished with nine carry for 80 yards, along with 122 yards of passing and two points.

Columbus, who trailed Caden Brunell, was also a force who played the ball 21 times for 156 yards and three points.

The Trojans could only raise a total of 78 meters.

Turner will be back in action on Thursday when it comes to Edgerton.


Columbus 12 13 13 0 – 38

Beloit Turner 0 0 0 0 – 0

C: Cotter 43 run (run failed), 10:55.

C: Brunell 2 run (run failed), 6:00 a.m.

C: Mobry 55 pass from Cotter (run failed), 11:51.

C: Brunell 7 Run (Hynes kicks well), 1:51.

C: Mobry 4 pass from Cotter (kick failed), 9:18.

C: Brunell 3 Run (Hynes kicks well), 4:06.

First runs – C 20, B 5. Rauschen (Att.-Yds.) – C 38-254, B 21 – (- 22). Driving past yards – C 122, B 103. Passing (Comp.-Att.-Int.) – C 10-14-1, B 11-22-2. Fumbles lost – C 0-0, B 4-0. Penalties – C 4-45, B 2-10.

Rushing – C: Brunell 21-156, Cotter 9-80. BT: Crall 5-3. Pass – C: Cotter 10-14-1 122.BT: Hughes 7-18-2 73. Receive: C: Mobry 2-59. BT: Revelation 2-38.