Football: Royalton routs third straight foe, climbs into rankings

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Royalton football vs. KMS photo gallery

Royalton senior Tony Gadacz, left, finds plenty of room to roam behind junior Jake Wentland, as he gains a chunk of his 158 yards rushing in a 63-14 home win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Sept. 13.

Royalton senior Tony Gadacz, left, finds plenty of room to roam behind junior Jake Wentland, as he gains a chunk of his 158 yards rushing in a 63-14 home win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Sept. 13.

Royalton sprinted to a 28-0 lead barely two minutes into the second quarter.

Then after a debatable sequence allowed visiting Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) to get on the board, Royalton found all the motivation it needed to rattle off another 35 points in a 63-14 drubbing, Sept. 13, improving to 3-0.

Junior Kyle Billmeyer opened the scoring on Royalton’s opening drive with a 2-yard touchdown plunge, with junior Brady Moulzolf and senior Tony Gadacz also running in scores in the first quarter.

With KMS anticipating the run, the Royals snuck in a deep pass play early in the second, with Moulzolf finding senior Jesse Popp with a 42-yard touchdown pass.

KMS managed to get on the board after a pass interference call prolonged a drive late in the first half to cut the gap to 28-8, but Royalton rattled off four more touchdowns on two scores apiece by senior Cade Stang and Moulzolf before KMS could convert again.

Sophomore Brad Kroll closed the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Royalton pounded KMS throughout the night on the ground, with Gadacz running for 158 yards and Stand adding 128 on 12 carries apiece.

Billmeyer followed with 76 yards rushing, while Moulzolf threw for 113 yards and ran for another 58.

Royalton moved into a tie for ninth in this week’s Class A rankings after the win.

 

Royalton 63, KMS 14

Royalton 21 14 20 8 – 63

LPGE 0 8 6 0 – 14

FIRST QUARTER

ROY: Kyle Billmeyer 2 run (Cade Stang kick), 9:02.

ROY: Brady Moulzolf 8 run (Stang kick), 4:36.

ROY: Tony Gadacz 5 run (Stang kick), 1:56.

SECOND QUARTER

ROY: Jesse Popp 42 pass from Moulzolf (Stang kick), 9:26.

KMS: Carlson 7 run (Carlson run), 4:48.

ROY: Stang 18 run (Stang kick), 3:36.

THIRD QUARTER

ROY: Moulzolf 29 run (Stang kick), 9:41.

ROY: Stang 9 run (Stang kick), 8:35.

ROY: Moulzolf 14 run (conv. failed), 3:05.

KMS: Hatlestad 22 run (conv. failed), 1:44.

FOURTH QUARTER

ROY: Brad Kroll 2 run (Tyler Popp run), 7:42.

Royalton—Rushing: Tony Gadacz: 12-158; Cade Stang: 12-128; Kyle Billmeyer: 9-76; Brady Moulzolf: 4-58; Tyler Popp: 6-34; Brad Kroll: 3-31; Trent Cimenski: 3-28; Luke Billmeyer: 3-20. Passing: Moulzolf: 4-8, 113. Receiving: Jesse Popp: 3-96; Stang: 1-17.

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