LOUISVILLE, Neb. – Juniors Drew Dixon and Baily Darnell combined for seven of Auburn’s nine touchdowns Saturday afternoon and the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in C1-2 district play with a 60-7 route of Louisville.
The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night, but due to the severe weather threat, school officials pushed the start time to 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Louisville Activities Director Rob Geise says the region received 4-5″ of rain the past few days. Rain continued falling an hour before the game, making the field a muddy mess by the end.
Dixon ran for two scores and threw for another. He finished with 132 yards rushing and 65 yards passing. His one attempt was a touchdown strike to senior tight end Taten Minton.
Darnell racked-up 162 yards rushing and scored four times, including touchdown runs of 53- and 49-yards out.
Senior fullback Cade Haywood and freshman quarterback Brody Darnell accounted for the other two scores.
Auburn finished with 446 yards of total offense. They scored a touchdown on all five possessions in the second half.
The Lions had 123 yards of total offense. Louisville’s main damage came through the air. Junior quarterback Brady Geise threw for 118 yards and a score. He one touchdown pass with to senior wide receiver Hunter Klein for 43-yards.
The #10 Bulldogs improve to 6-1 (3-0) and will host Syracuse on Friday. Louisville falls to 2-5 (1-1) and will play their final two games on the road, starting next week at Falls City.