Balanced running attack leads No. 4 Cougars past West Hancock, 35-0


AGWSR senior tight end Austin Heitland (No. 85) leads the blocking for senior running back Clay Bohner (No. 28) during Friday’s game against West Hancock. (John Jensen photo)


ACKLEY — Four different AGWSR backs scored touchdowns Friday as the fourth-ranked Cougars opened their Class A, District 2 season with a 35-0 victory over defending district champion West Hancock.

The Cougars (4-0 overall, 1-0 in the district) piled up 307 rushing yards while holding West Hancock (0-3, 0-1) to 138 yards.

The physical game featured 99 rushing attempts between the two teams and not a single completed pass. Four Cougar backs finished with 46 yards or more while West Hancock, which had won 21 of its 25 games the past two seasons, was shut out for the third straight contest.