Oakland-The Oakland-Craig Football team bounced back from last week’s loss at Ponca by beating BRLD 28-20 at home Friday night in High School Football action on 107.9 the Bull.
The Knights struck first as Senior Quarterback Evan Reinert hit Garrett Seagren with a 20-yard TD pass to put Oakland-Craig up 6-0 at about the 7:00 mark of the 1st quarter.
The Wolverines tied the game with just under a minute left in the first quarter as Sophomore Quarterback Will Gatzemeyer ran one in from a yard out to tie the game at 6.
Seagren housed a punt return with 11:05 remaining in the second quarter to give the Knights a 14-6 advantage.
Gatzemeyer then ran one in from 30 yards out with 34 seconds remaining until halftime to pull BRLD within 2 at 14-12.
Reinert scored a rushing touchdown with just 8 seconds left in the third quarter, and Oakland-Craig went up 20-12.
Senior Running Back Ben Smith then got into the scoring act for the Knights at the 8:27 mark of the fourth quarter, scoring from 12 yards out, and the Knights led 28-12.
The Wolverines scored the final touchdown of the game as Gatzemeyer scored on a 4-yard run with 24 seconds left in the game.
Reinert was 6-19 passing for 121 yards with a touchdown for Oakland-Craig (4-1). He also carried the ball 13 times for 88 yards, and scored once.
Gatzemeyer was 10-20 passing for 160 yards with two interceptions for BRLD (1-4).
He added 96 yards rushing on 19 carries, including three scores.
The Wolverines tallied 355 yards of offense, 209 coming through the air while the Knights totaled 321 yards of offense, including 175 passing.
Oakland-Craig hosts winless Wisner-Pilger next Friday night while BRLD hosts Tekamah-Herman, also next Friday night.