YODER – Tongue River’s two first-half touchdowns proved enough to knock off the Southeast Cyclones 14-9 Friday evening in Yoder.
In the battle of winless teams, the visiting Eagles outgained the Cyclones 217-158.
It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the game.
On the opening drive, Tongue River fumbled, handing the ball to the Cyclones near midfield.
The Cyclones responded with a quick three-and-out drive giving the ball back to the Eagles.
After the teams traded possessions six times, Tongue River got on the scoreboard in the closing seconds of the first quarter off a Southeast turnover. The visitors added a second rushing touchdown with under nine minutes to play in the second quarter.
Eight minutes later, Hayden Anderson connected with Brant Fullmer for a 26-yard completion to get the Cyclones on scoreboard heading into the locker room.
Neither team scored in the third quarter, but Southeast managed to record a safety with 4:09 left in the game to cut the deficit to five.
On the ensuing drive, the Cyclones gained 21 yards before turning the ball over on downs with a minute and a half left to play.
Fullmer led the team in rushing with 72 yards, while Cord Herring added 43 yards on 11 attempts. Anderson was 3-for-6 passing for 49 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Mick Steinhausen led the team 5.5 tackles.
The Cyclones (0-5 overall and 0-3 in the 1A East) travel to Upton-Sundance Patriots (4-1 and 3-1) for a 7 p.m. kickoff.