The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team played their last road game of the regular season, playing at Cooperstown to play Central Dakota on Oct. 6. The Cards put up 33 points in the first quarter to win the game in a rout, 56-0. The win puts the now second ranked Cardinals record at 7-0, 6-0 in Region 2A game.
The win also clinched the top seed out of Region 2A in the upcoming Class A 11 Man Playoffs. It has already been determined that the Cards will play Kindred in Langdon on Oct. 21, and the game time has also been set for 2:00pm. The Cardinals Sports Boosters will be sponsoring a tailgate party before the game at the field beginning at 12 Noon. They will grilling burgers and hot dogs, plus running some games for a chance for you to win some sweet Cardinals gear. A free will offering will be received for the meal.
The game with Central Dakota actually began with a turnover, as a remarkable punt return by Jacob Delvo ended up in a fumble just outside the Titans red zone. But once again the Langdon-Edmore- Munich defense was stellar, stopping the Titans and getting the ball back. From there it was everything Cardinals fans have seen all season – efficient offense mixed in with some big plays, plus very solid defense. Jacob Delvo threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, two of them going to Anfernee Economy, which were his only catches of the night.
Chase Peebles led the Cards with six catches for 109 yards, plus 36 yards rushing and a TD. Conner Tetrualt had one touchdown running and another receiving. And the JV also got into the scoring act, with Jackson Delvo running in a TD and throwing another to Sean Gette on a 54 yard bomb in the four quarter.
The defense created turnovers, one of them run in for a touchdown by Simon Romfo, and they also scored their first safety of the season. Freshman Alex Clutchie, taking the spot of Brady Otto who is lost for the season with a knee injury, had a quarterback sack and an interception in his first ever varsity start.
The shutout was the fourth for the Cards this year, as they have also held Rugby, Harvey-Wells County and Carrington without a point this season.