IKM-Manning’s Nathan Blankman (30) fights for yardage against a pair of Manson-Northwest Webster tacklers Friday night. Blocking for the Wolves is Jacob Dentlinger. Alex Lingle of IKM-M gains nine yards on a reception. (Photos by Kim Wegener)

Grimm nears 300 rushing yards in 39-8 Wolves victory

 MANNING (Sept. 28) -- Led by an outstanding all-around performance from Stephen Grimm, the IKM-Manning football team pulled away in the second half to defeat Manson-Northwest Webster 39-8 in Class A, District 2 action here Friday night.
 Grimm carried the ball 20 times for 295 yards (14.8 ypc) and four touchdowns while also adding a team-high 12 tackles (nine solos) and two sacks on defense. Grimm’s TD runs covered 40, 16, 61 and 25 yards and he also scored on a two-point conversion.
 Manson took a brief 8-6 lead in the first quarter before Wolves’ freshman Amos Rasmussen returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown - his second score on special teams this season.
 IKM-M led 20-8 at the half and outscored the Cougars 19-0 the rest of the way, capped by Keaton Allmon’s 45-yard run with 7:46 to go. The Wolves’ five touchdown drives all covered between 53 and 73 yards.
 IKM-Manning finished with a 492-249 advantage in total offense, including 472 yards rushing at more than 11 yards a crack, and totaled 22 first downs.
 The Wolves’ defense came up with three takeaways - fumble recoveries by Kyler Rasmussen and Colten Brandt and a Rasmussen interception. In addition to Grimm’s 12 tackles, Ian Bornhoft made nine total stops, followed by Alex Lingle with eight and Dane Blom and Kyler Rasmussen seven apiece.

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