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Gladiators manhandle the Huskies

GLADSTONE - The Gladstone Gladiators made mincemeat of the North Marion Huskies, scoring seven unanswered touchdowns and a field goal en route to a 52-0 rout of the Huskies in a Friday night football mismatch.

The Gladiators dominated on both sides of the football. Gladstone defenders forced seven turnovers, while the Gladiator offense cranked up for 387 yards in offense.

Senior running back Jordan Aldredge, senior quarterback Mitch Foteff and junior wide receiver Darrell Fields had exceptional nights on offense.

Aldredge rushed seven times for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and he added a third touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Foteff.

Foteff added another dimension to his game, rushing seven times for 144 yards, and completing three passes for 30 yards.

Fields had over 200 yards in all-purpose yardage, scoring back-to-back-to-back touchdowns on a 39-yard run and punt returns of 75- and 45 yards.

Fields, Brady Regier, Tyler Smith and Steve Holliman all picked off wayward passes.

Sophomore Tyler Smith added a late-game touchdown on a 4-yard run, and senior Joe Kociemba added six PAT kicks and a 33-yard field goal.

The Gladiators rolled to a 31-0 lead by halftime and never looked back.

The win put the Glads at 2-0 in league (2-3 overall) heading into this Friday's game at Cascade (3-2, 0-1). The Cougars got upset by La Salle 36-22 last Friday.

Gladstone returns home on Thursday, Oct. 12, when the Gladiators host La Salle (2-3, 1-1).