WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Cleveland — The Chargers scored five touchdowns against the Cleveland Clippers last Friday night at Cleveland, but they still came out short in what turned out to be an offensive shootout.
Charger Andy Merrick put the Chargers on the board scoring on an 85 yard kick return in the first period. The Clippers undaunted, put up 2 touchdowns of their own in the first quarter giving them a 13 to 6 lead at the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter Jake Comnick crashed into the end zone from two yards out upping the Chargers score to 12. The Clippers also added to their lead in the second quarter with a touchdown and a two point conversion to up their lead at the half to 21-12.
In the third quarter the Chargers scored again on a 13 yard carry by Comnick. The two point conversion failed, but the Chargers upped their score to 18. The Clippers also added a score in the quarter upping their lead to 27-18 going into the closing quarter.
The Chargers made a game of it scoring twice in the final stanza with John Elzenga throwing a 52 yard bomb to Comnick, and Elzenga throwing to Nick Lehnhoff for the two point conversion. The Chargers final score came on a 9 yard pass to Dana Madson, with Comnick adding the two points on a run.
Unfortunately for the Chargers the clippers added two more touchdowns to seal a victory 43-34.
With the loss, the Chargers dropped to 2-2 in the conference, and will face the Truman Bluejays for the homecoming game Friday evening.
Passing: Elzenga was 16 of 27 for 224 yards.
Rushing: Comnick had 11 tries for 33 yards 2 TD’s and an extra point; Madson was 7 for 21 yards; Elzenga had 5 carries for 21 yards; Merrick carried 4 times for 16 yards.
Receiving: Nick Lehnhoff had 7 catches for 106 yards and an extra point; Comnick had 2 catches for 85 yards and a TD; Jenniges had 2 catches for 17 yards; Madson had 3 catches for 10 yards and a TD.
Punting: Madson had 5 punts for 166 yards.
Punt returns: Merrick had 2 for 39 yards; Madson had 1 for 13 yards.
Kick returns: Merrick had 5 for 154 yards and a TD; Madson had 1 for 17 yards.
Defense: Lehnhoff had 13 tackles; Ourada had 10 tackles and a sack; Madson had 10 tackles; Matt Otto had 8 tackles and an interception; Comnick had 8 tackles; Merrick had 6 tackles and an interception; Levi Bunting had 7 tackles; and Dustin Taylor had 5 tackles.
© 2013 Sentinel Tribune
Westbrook, Minnesota. All Rights Reserved. This content, including derivations, may not be stored or distributed in any manner, disseminated, published, broadcast, rewritten or reproduced without express, written consent from STPNS