Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff WriterThe Dubois Rams survived their toughest challenge of the season in the shadow of Devils Tower with a 68-40 win over the previously unbeaten Hulett Red Devils.
The win moves the Rams to 3-0 on the season and extends their winning streak to 13 straight in 6-man football.
That record will be challenged again this Friday when Dubois hosts unbeaten and highly touted Meeteetse at home in West Conference action.
It didn't take the Rams long to get on the scoreboard Saturday in Crook County. Sterling Baker took the opening kick and raced 35 yards upfield before he was hit by a swarm of Red Devil tacklers. Just as Baker was about to go down, he lateraled to Kurt Leseberg who took it the rest of the way for the opening touchdown.
Hulett quickly answered, and Dubois scored again, this time on a Baker 57-yard run on the first play from scrimmage.
"It was a good test for us," Dubois head coach David Trembly said. "We had a lot of good efforts today."
Perhaps none of those efforts was more impressive than the kicking of Rowan Hawk. Field goal and extra point kicking is challenging in any football venue but especially so with just four blockers in front of you in the 6-man version.
Hawk was 7-9 kicking extra points, which count for two points in 6-man ball.
"That's like scoring an extra two touchdowns," Trembly said. "Rowan did an excellent job.
Dubois led 16-14 after one quarter and built the lead to 40-20 at the half before taking a commanding 60-20 lead entering the final period.
Hulett played even with the Rams after Dubois took the big lead and closed the gap at the end of the final 68-40 margin.
Dubois gained 313 yards on the ground and 256 through the air as well as returning two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Baker tallied four touchdowns. With Hawk adding two and Walker Carrico and Leseberg each tallying another score.
"They're pretty good players," Trembly said of Hulett,
"It will be interesting in the East. Midwest needs to be ready for them."
Defensively, Nathan Moore paced the Rams in tackling.
Carrico tallied a blocked pass. Baker and Hawk each intercepted a pass as well, and the Rams recovered a pair of Red Devil fumbles.
Kickoff with Meeteetse is slated for 2 p.m. Friday at Dubois.
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