SIGOURNEY – The Sigourney-Keota Cobras rushed the ball 50 times for 332 yards as they downed the Pella Christian Eagles in non-district football action Friday night in Sigourney. It wasn't just the 50 attempts or the 332 yards that stood out. The Cobras were as efficient on offense as a team could be in the 40-21 win.
S-K had three big returns by Kolton Greiner that gave them good field position. They ended three drives with touchdown passes. They took advantage of both short-field situations they had and scored on four drives that were 65 yards or longer.
When you factor in no turnovers, you have an offense that was running on all cylinders.
S-K opened the scoring on their first drive. Greiner and Nate Sieren combined for 55 yards rushing in the drive but it was a 10-yard scoring pass from Blaine Gretter to Greiner that gave the Cobras the early 7-0 lead. S-K would hold that lead at the end of quarter number one.
The visitors tied it at seven as the Eagles completed an 11-play drive early in the second. S-K helped the visitors by committing two of their nine penalties in the drive.
S-K coach Jared Jensen commented on one of the few things that didn't go right for the Cobras on the night.
“We had way too many penalties and we put the ball on the ground more than we would like but our offensive execution was good enough to cover up for those mistakes,” Jensen said.
S-K answered with a nine-play scoring drive to take a 13-7 lead just past the midpoint of the second quarter. The drive started at the Eagles 31-yard line after a 67-yard kickoff return by Greiner. At this point in the game, Greiner had already hurt the Eagles in every way possible as an offensive player.