Gorillas Beat Warbirds Again to Advance to Semifinals

BriLee Peck

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In the second round of play-offs, the Gregory Gorillas played the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds at home on Thursday with the final score of 24-8. Tyler Murray received player of the week with eight tackles and four assists.

As a team they had a total of 202 rushing yards. Andy McCance led with 17 rushes and JJ Beck followed with 12. McCance had 10 completed passes out of 20. VanDerWerff led with 44 receiving yards, and Beck followed behind with 38. On defense, Murray and Beck both led having eight tackles each, and Raven Songer trailed behind with seven. Ridge Oliver and Caleb Stukel each had six also. Murray had 3 sacks for 21 lost yards, Songer and Oliver each had 1.

Finally in the second quarter with 10:38 left, Beck ran three yards and received a pass from McCance for the first touchdown of the game. VanDerWerff scored the 2-point conversion from McCance. Also in the second, VanDerWerff sprinted seven yards and also received a pass from McCance for another touchdown. In the third quarter with 10:28 left, WW scored a touchdown. Also, the Gorillas defense had a safety with 9:07 left. To finish off the game in the fourth quarter, McCance had a seven yard run for another touchdown. Then Beck scored the 2-point conversion from a pass from McCance.

The #1 ranked Gorillas will be playing the #3 ranked Miller/Highmore-Harrold Rustlers again for the semi-finals game on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

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