Strong rushing attack carries Bees past Wildcats

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BLOOMFIELD — The Hartingon Wildcats’ season record fell to 1-1 Friday when they got stung by Bloomfield, 28-6.

Bloomfield used a strong running attack to down the Cats.

Led by running back Cody Backmann who racked up 221 yards on 19 carries to account for most of the Bees total 300 yards of offense Backman accounted for rushing touchdowns of 74,65 and 20 yards on the night.

Hartington Coach Blair Kalin said Bloomfield took advantage of some Wildcat mistakes.

“We did not tackle very well. We gave up too many big plays in this game,” he said. “Three turnovers in the first half contributed to our struggles.”

Hartington was led by Kolby Jueden who rushed for 54 yards and passed for 28 yards for the Wildcats.

The Hartington defense was anchored by Pat Wortmann and Chase Dendinger with nine tackles each.

Bloomfield would get on the scoreboard quickly. At the 11:45 mark of the first quarter Cody Backmann bolted 65 yards to paydirt. The Wildcats stuffed the PAT and the Bees led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

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