Cobras offense puts up 40+ again in consecutive rout

Sam Sieren had another big game for the Cobras and led the team with 198 yards, averaging 11 yards per carry and scored three times in the 48-12 win over Columbus Junction.

The Cobras traveled to face Columbus Junction on October 5 and for the second week in a row, and fourth time this season, routed their opponent in the process 48-12. One of the most notable factors so far this season is when the Cobras score 40+ points in a game they’re 4-0. When they’re held to under the 40-point threshold, their record is 1-2.

The ground game picked up where it left off a week prior with another dominating game, amassing 491 yards rushing. Sam Sieren had a big game for the Cobras by rushing for 198 yards on 18 attempts, averaging 11 yards per carry, and score three times. JD Stout continued to build up his impressive numbers on the season, adding on another 190 yards on 21 carries, scoring twice.

“I think the field conditions were definitely in our favor,” Cobras coach Jared Jensen said. “With the rain and the muddy conditions, it was tough for them to continue to have a balanced attack offensively, which is what they like to do. They were forced to run more than they probably wanted, and our defense played pretty well, minus a mistake in the first half by giving up a score.”

Sieren started his big game by finding the endzone on a short five-yard run early in the first quarter to put the Cobras on the board. Stout followed that up with a five-yard run of his own, just one minute later to double up the score at the time. Stout capped off another drive for the Cobras that went into the early stages of the second quarter, punching in a score from five yards out. Cade Streigle had made both of his previous PAT attempts, but missed on the third, making the score 20-0.

“I think we can see that our offensive line, with the combination of some pretty good runners, is really effective,” Jensen said. “Our offensive line has been a continuous cycle of filling bodies due to injury throughout the season and they have continued to dominate the line of scrimmage.”

Columbus Junction responded midway through the quarter to take the shutout out of play, but SK kept chugging along, ballooning their score with every possession. Sieren found a seam with just under one minute left in the half, scoring on a 19-yard dash, followed by a successful two-point conversion to make the score 28-6.

Sieren tacked on a third score after the half with a 15-yard run just five minutes into the third quarter. Zeke Webb got in on the mix with a one-yard rushing score with just over three minutes left in the third quarter to push the score to 40-6. Dylan Sereg put up the final points for the Cobras with a three-yard run, but Columbus Junction would respond one last time to end it 48-12.

Brady Duwa also chipped in with 55 yards rushing on five carries and Sereg combined with Webb for 54 yards and their two scores. Trent Hendricks led the defensive front, finishing the game with seven tackles, five solo tackles and recorded half a tackle for a loss of yards. Mac Conrad had 4.5 tackles, four solo and 1.5 tackles for a loss of yards, while Kyle Weber had 3.5 tackles, three solo tackles.

“We have said since the Wilton loss that it’s playoff time. If we take care of business, we are in for sure. If we drop one, we’re probably on the outside looking in,” Jensen said. “Every week is the most important week from here on out. We have two dangerous teams ahead of us.”

Up next for the Cobras is a home matchup against Wapello on October 12.