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October 18, 2013

Lengacher has record setting effort on Senior Night

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After an Alex Wittmer 49-yard punt return, Lengacher was in position to score another touchdown — from four yards out. Chapin put the Cougars up 40-2 at halftime with a 73-yard touchdown pass to Helms. Unfortunately for the Blackhawk defense, Lengacher was just getting started. The senior blistered through the Springs Valley defense for four more touchdowns in the second half, including a 61-yarder straight through the middle of the Springs Valley defense. While he was at it he set the Cougars single season record for rush yards in a season with 2,284 yards, a record that was previously set by Ryan Webster in 2009.

"It was important to try to get the record in the regular season so we could focus on the postseason," Helms said. "It's something that I wouldn't have expected four years ago, because I really thought Ryan Webster's records would never be broken. When you look at Ryan and Colton have both compiled so many times was without a fourth quarter carry because the scores were lopsided. It's special that it all came together on Senior Night."

The 67 points was the largest offensive output of the season for the Cougars and the win snapped a three-game losing streak to Springs Valley. The 43-point victory gave the Cougars a chance to get a real look at their first sectional foe. The Blackhawks will come back to Cougar Valley Friday for the first round sectional game.

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