#1 Morningside rolls by Valley City State in opener; scores
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Brandon Wegher goes over the top for his first touchdown of the year.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -
Brandon Wegher rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns in his first football game in five years, leading No. 1 Morningside (1-0) to a 56-28 victory over Valley City State (0-1)Saturday night at Olsen Stadium.
Ryan Kasdorf, who won the starting quarterback job for the Mustangs in fall camp, completed 24 of his 31 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns.
Kyle Schuck hauled in seven catches for 109 yards.
Joel McCabe opened the scoring with a two yard touchdown grab in the first quarter to put the Mustangs up 7-0.
Tied at seven, Kasdorf collected his second touchdown of the game, this time hooking up with Austin Klett over the middle, who banged off defenders and in for six.
Six minutes later, Morningside hit paydirt again. Jon Halvorson scored on a seven yard run to put the Mustangs out front by two touchdowns.
With less than five minutes remaining in the first half, Wegher took the handoff and leaped over the defense for his first touchdown. Morningside led 28-20 at the half.
In the second half the Mustangs defense, which gave up an average of 13 points per game, nearly pitched the shutout, allowing VCS to score in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.
Morningside host Nebraska Wesleyan at 7 p.m. next Saturday at Olsen Stadium.
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