MURRAY — Murray had its running game clicking Friday night in a 47-22 non-district victory over visiting Wayne of Corydon.
Andrew Rider rushed for 142 and four touchdowns, and Seth Nerness picked up 153 yards and two TDs on 18 carries. Thane Simmons completed two passes for 28 yards.
After Wayne cut the score to 19-16 before halftime, Rider returned the second-half kickoff for an apparent touchdown, but it was nullified by a penalty.
“After Wayne stopped our drive and took over inside our 30, we got a stop on fourth-and-seven from the 10-yard line,” said Murray coach Keith Shields. “That gave us some momentum for the rest of the second half, as we outscored them 28-6 the rest of the way.”
The Mustang got some pressure on Wayne quarterback Trent Moore in the fourth quarter, and Jack Jones came up with a big interception. On the next play, Rider went 50 yards to cap a three-TD Mustang flurry in five minutes.
“Our defensive continued to play well,” Shields said. “Wayne has a nice group of athletes and gives you a variety of formations you must prepare for.”
Sam Rockhold had 15 tackles for the Mustangs. Four of George Barber’s tackles were for losses, and Nerness had a tackle for loss with 12 total stops.
This is the 60th year of Murray football, and some members of the first Murray team were recognized during homecoming ceremonies Friday.
The win sets up a big game Friday for the district lead when the Mustangs (4-1 overall, 3-0 district) travels to Adair-Casey.
Adair-Casey running back Clayton Plowman became Iowa’s all-time leader in career rushing yards in eight-player football, snapping the previous record of 6,389 yards in the first quarter in a 79-14 victory over Mormon Trail on Friday night.
Plowman scored the Bombers’ first touchdown and broke Tyler Tonderum of Armstrong-Ringsted’s mark on the second possession.
Becoming Iowa’s top eight-player rusher ever moved Plowman to fourth on the national list, and another 30 yards would move him past Zac Cardwell of Lowell, Ore. for third all-time.
With the scores, the senior also moved into third-place in Iowa eight-player history in career touchdowns.
Bondurant-Farrar 54, Interstate 35 0
BONDURANT — Interstate 35 fell to a strong Bondurant-Farrar team here Friday, 54-0.
The Roadrunners drop to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in Class 2A District 6 with the loss.
Senior Alex Middleton led the Roadrunners with 58 rushing yards on 17 carries. Zach Goering completed 3-of-7 passes for 19 yards, while Jaylan White finished 1-of-7 for 31 yards.
Garrett Heckman caught one pass for 31 yards, and White caught two passes for 15 yards. Avery Vetter had one catch for 4 yards.
Bondurant-Farrar junior Grant Petersen carried the ball 13 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns, while Drake Fuller and Hunter Kennedy each added one touchdown on the ground for the Bluejays.
Fuller finished 7-of-13 passing for 140 yards and three touchdowns.
The Roadrunners host PCM, Monroe on Friday.