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Titans extend home victory streak to 18 games with 28-7 win over Aberdeen Central



The Tea Area High School football team continued their impressive home winning streak, notching their 18th consecutive victory at home. The Titans triumphed over Aberdeen Central with a final score of 28-7 in an electrifying match on Friday night, September 1. This win also marked an astonishing 13th consecutive season in which the Titans secured victory in their home opener.

Tea Area got off to a flying start against Aberdeen Central as Brenner Konrad executed a flawless quarterback keeper play, covering 12 yards to put the Titans ahead 7-0. Carson Hall successfully converted the extra point, cementing their early lead.

In the second quarter, Aberdeen Central managed to break through with a 98-yard touchdown. The successful point-after attempt tied the game at 7-7. However, that would be the last time Aberdeen Central found their way to the end zone.

Just before halftime, the Titans mounted a crucial drive with Konrad connecting with Dawson Eimers for a 12-yard touchdown pass. A successful extra point kick by Hall ensured that Tea Area entered the half with a 14-7 lead.

The third quarter remained scoreless for both teams, but the Titans clinched the victory with two additional touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Konrad notched another touchdown from eight yards out on a quarterback keeper, while Tyler Rhead secured a spectacular 34-yard touchdown run. Hall was on target with both extra point kicks, bringing the final score to 28-7 in favor of Tea Area.

The Titans displayed offensive prowess throughout the game, accumulating a total of 462 yards, with 430 yards coming on the ground and 32 through the air. In contrast, Aberdeen Central managed just 95 yards of offense.

Leading the rushing attack for the Titans were Keegan DeYoung and Konrad. DeYoung impressed with 151 yards on 13 carries, while Konrad contributed 134 yards on 17 carries. Rhead made his presence felt with 90 yards on ten carries, and Riley Svanda added 57 yards on nine carries.

Through the air, Konrad completed four of 13 passes for a total of 32 yards. Svanda emerged as the primary receiver with three catches for 20 yards, while Eimers secured one catch for 12 yards.

Defensively, DeYoung showcased his skills with an impressive eight tackles. Sam Werdel, Jessen Wiebenga, and Carter Turek each contributed with four tackles, while Chase DeBoer had three. Eimers made two tackles, and Carter Christensen, Ethan Vis, Jacob Jongejeugd, Andrew Opland, and Garrett Wiebenga each added one tackle to their name. Turek recorded a sack during the game and combined with DeBoer for another. Svanda also secured the team’s lone interception.

The Titans will face Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

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