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Jasper County Tribune

Slow start plagues C-M football against Pella Christian

Zach Steenhoek
Zach Steenhoek

PELLA — Colfax-Mingo fell behind 28-0 after one quarter and trailed 49-7 at halftime during the regular season finale on Oct. 9.

Colfax-Mingo outscored Pella Christian 27-14 in the second half but lost 63-34 on the road during 1A District 7 action.

The Tigerhawks ran for 225 yards and averaged 6.1 yards per carry in the game.

Cole Bracewell threw for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception and rushed for 49 yards and a TD for the Tigerhawks (0-7 overall, 0-5 in district play).

Jayden Horrach had 115 rushing yards and two TDs and gained 41 yards on two catches.

Trey Hockemeier rushed for 63 yards and a TD on eight carries and Zach Steenhoek hauled in eight passes for 63 yards and a TD.

Steenhoek’s 26-yard TD catch came on fourth down in the fourth quarter. Hockemeier’s 26-yard TD run came on the final play of the game.

Justin Myers caught five passes for 47 yards and finished with 3.5 tackles on defense.

Hockemeier led the defense with six tackles. Jared Gorman collected 1.5 tackles for loss and Bracewell and Nate Jones each had a half sack.

Pella Christian (4-3, 4-1) rushed for 280 yards and averaged 10.4 yards per carry. The Eagles also had a special teams touchdown.

Cody Boender led the Eagles with 125 rushing yards and three TDs on eight carries.

Every team makes the playoffs in this COVID-19 season. The Tigerhawks begin postseason play against Woodward-Granger (5-2) at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Woodward.

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