Spartans dominate Essex for second straight victory

 ESSEX -- Five Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton players scored at least one touchdown last Friday as the Spartans blitzed Essex, 60-6, for their second straight victory.
 Exira-EHK improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in District 7 (8-Player football). Essex is now 0-4 and 0-2.
 The Spartans rushed for 290 yards on just 24 carries against the Trojans, getting three touchdowns from senior quarterback Kyle Petersen (6 rushes, 91 yards) and two from senior running back Drew Buckholdt (9 for 122). Jayden Goodwin added a 34-yard touchdown run.
 Exira-EHK completed all six of its pass attempts on the night, with Petersen going 5-for-5 for 42 yards and Cole Madsen throwing a 41-yard TD pass to Goodwin.



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