HTRS held to 83 yards in season opener
Nothing was working Friday night in Humboldt for the Titans, who fell behind Omaha Brownell-Talbot 32-0 after the first quarter en route to a 58-7 season-opening loss.
Brownell-Talbot scored on their first four possessions and added an interception return for a touchdown to put the Titans away early. HTRS turned it over twice in the ball game and both resulted in scores for the senior heavy Raiders.
Inefficiency kept the new look, spread offense from taking flight. The Titans carried 24 times for 54 yards and completed 4-for-24 pass attempts for only 29 yards.
Jacob Phelps was the lone bright spot offensively for the Titans. The junior tailback carried seven times for 47 yards (6.7 ypc).
Starting tailback Ben Railsback only carried the ball five times and netted zero yards for his efforts. Railsback did score the only Titan touchdown when he punched it in late in the second quarter.
OB-T did all of their damage on the ground, as they piled up 330 yards on 37 carries. The Raiders threw the ball only once.
HTRS quarterback Schuyler Kuhlmann had a rough go it as well. Kuhlmann, a junior and second year starter, faced pressure constantly. The southpaw completed 4-of-17 passes for 29 yards and one interception.
Eli Herr caught two passes for 14 yards, while Nolan Schafer finished with one catch for 15 yards for the Titans.
Defensively, the Titans were led by Kuhlmann and sophomore Kolton Taiclet, who had 13 and nine tackles, respectively.
The loss marked the Titans tenth in a row dating back to their playoff loss to Elmwood-Murdock in October of 2011.
HTRS will look to end their current 10-game losing streak at home Friday night against Yutan (0-1).