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Jaguars stop Highlanders at home

CORSICA--The Corsica-Stickney football team got back on track on Friday. The Jaguars snapped a rare two-game losing streak with a convincing 54-6 win over Scotland. After opening the season with a win, Corsica-Stickney dropped back-to-back games ...

Corsica-Stickney's Caysen Eide, right, runs down the sideline against Scotland's Mason Dennis on Friday in Corsica. Corsica-Stickney's Cooper DeLange (24) is in the background. (Ryan Deal / Republic)
Corsica-Stickney's Caysen Eide, right, runs down the sideline against Scotland's Mason Dennis on Friday in Corsica. Corsica-Stickney's Cooper DeLange (24) is in the background. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

CORSICA-The Corsica-Stickney football team got back on track on Friday.

The Jaguars snapped a rare two-game losing streak with a convincing 54-6 win over Scotland.

After opening the season with a win, Corsica-Stickney dropped back-to-back games against Alcester-Hudson and Burke. It was the first time since Aug. 26, 2015 the Jaguars had lost a regular season game.

"Our kids have never wavered and they have never lost confidence," Corsica-Stickney coach Jason Broughton said. "We are basically about three or four plays away from being 4-0. Hey, you have to execute and you have to finish games and our kids maybe took that for granted a little bit."

Corsica-Stickney responded on Friday. The Jaguars (2-2) were sharp on offense and used a swarming defense to keep the Highlander offense in check all night. The Corsica-Stickney defense frustrated quarterback Mason Dennis, who finished with 7-for-21 for 91 passing yards.

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"Our kids were real disciplined on defense," Broughton said. "Everybody rushed in their lanes and didn't really give him a chance to get going. He still made a few plays out there, but I thought our kids were very, very disciplined and did their jobs."

Corsica-Stickney quarterback Blake Moke, meanwhile, threw for 127 yards and three touchdowns. He threw touchdown passes to Caysen Eide, Jaden Barse and Trever Burke.

Eide juked and weaved his way for 175 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. He scored on a touchdown reception, a rushing touchdown and a punt return.

Corsica-Stickney finished with 341 total yards as the offensive execution was sharper this week. The Jaguars were hampered by offensive miscues last week against Burke.

"The center-quarterback exchange was pretty good," Broughton said. "I think we only had one or two miscues there. Ball security was better this week."

Defensively, the Jaguars contained Dennis and consistently got pressure in the backfield.

"We didn't let anybody past us and we kept the quarterback contained," Eide said. "We needed to rush the passer and needed to get the ball out of his hands."

Corsica-Stickney linebacker Jaden Barse finished with a game-high 10 tackles. The Highlanders managed just 105 yards of total offense and just 14 rushing yards as the Jaguars controlled things at the line of scrimmage.

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"That was the key again for me, because we had no time," Scotland coach Ryan Robb said. "We couldn't make any plays offensively."

Dennis connected with Dallas Fuerst for a 32-yard touchdown for Scotland's lone touchdown of the game. The Highlanders (1-3) play Gayville-Volin on Friday in Gayville.

The Jaguars play Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday in Tripp as they look to start a new winning streak.

"It is kind of like a snowball effect going down a hill," Broughton said. "We are going to build a bunch of momentum and our kids are playing hard. We are getting better all the time. It is exciting."

Scoring summary

First quarter

C-S: Cooper DeLange 31 run (Evan Burns run)

C-S: Trever Burke 30 pass from Blake Moke (Moke run)

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S: Dallas Fuerst 32 pass from Mason Dennis (conversion failed)

C-S: Eide 49 run (Eide run)

Second quarter

C-S: Eide 38 punt return (conversion failed)

C-S: Eide 28 pass from Moke (Hayden Plamp pass from Moke)

Third quarter

C-S: Moke 1 run (Plamp pass from Moke)

Fourth quarter

C-S: Jaden Barse 10 pass from Moke (DeLange pass from Jayden Kemp)

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