Dons roar to a 32-0 lead in first 13 minutes
By Ken Thoma

Don Bosco started fast this past Friday night, as they raced to a 32-0 lead on their first four possessions in the first 13 minutes of the football game against the Colo-Nesco Royals.

It took just three plays for Cade Tenold to get DB on the board when he sandwiched a 6-yard pass reception and two runs for 39 yards for the first of his five rushing TDs of the night.

The Dons would score on each of their first 4 possessions. Then, an errant throw backwards in the middle of the second quarter, which fell into their own end zone, resulted in a safety against the Dons and, after having to give the ball back to the Royals in a kick off, Colo-Nesco took advantage of that temporary DB miscue and took just one running play for a TD. With the point after, the Royals suddenly were only behind 32-9.

Don Bosco then quickly recovered on the next series of downs and scored with a 50-yard run by Tenold. The Dons then forced the Royals to punt – which was blocked by DB – but then a fumble by DB back to Colo-Nesco gave the Royals the ball at the Dons 38-yard line, from which they would then narrow the score to 38-16 at halftime.

Myron Mikita and the Don Bosco Marching Band performed a great half-time show for the fans with their “Songs from the Saddle,” with special guest star cutouts of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. They will continue with their full show rendition of “Blazing Saddles” at the home game here on Friday, October 1 as they prepare for their first open competition with other schools the following day.

Don Bosco opened the second half kickoff by getting the ball at their own 15-yard line, but again it was Tenold who, with a 5-yard run, was followed by a Myles McMahon 2-yard gain, when Tenold exploded with a 58-yard TD run. Seven minutes later, Tenold would get another TD with a 44-yard run.

McMahon would get the last of his 2 TD runs after a long drive to start the fourth quarter, while the Royals would then get their last touchdown, but giving the Dons a 62-16 victory to even their season record at 2-2.

For the game: Cade Tenold rushed for 240 yards on 14 carries with 5 TDs; Myles McMahon rushed 15 times for 156 yards and 2 TDs; and Ty Purdy had 8 of 12 passes completed for 83 yards including one 49-yard TD pass to Ryan Naughton.

Don Bosco will be at Dunkerton this Friday night.
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