Stacy Hopke

Kale Hopke gets ready to receive the snap.

By Brett Hart

Contributing Writer

It was another tough Friday night for the Amery football team as it took on Division 4's ninth-ranked and Middle Border Conference-leading St. Croix Central Panthers and were handed their fifth consecutive shutout loss.

The Warriors (0-7) lost 14 yards on the ground but did manage to pass for 116 yards. Meanwhile, SCC (6-1) ran for 439 yards and nine touchdowns.

Kale Hopke completed 11 of 33 passes on the night with Bryn Gouker as his primary receiver. Gouker caught four passes for 20 yards. Mikey Kurschinski picked up 49 yards on two receptions. Grady Martin and Gavin Melberg each had two receptions as well.

Martin and Gavin Melberg led the defense with seven tackles each, followed by Keaton Tollakson with six tackles.

Kurschinksi returned six kicks for 116 yards, and Gouker punted six times for 163 yards.

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