Back to zero and zero.
The South Central Calhoun football team picked up some positive momentum before embarking upon their postseason journey, handling Belmond-Klemme with a 56-12 victory in a Class 1A-District 2 matchup held on Friday, Oct. 15, at Faris Field in Dr. A.M. Nelson Stadium in Belmond.
Aiming to shake off a two-game skid, the Titans jumped out to a 28-0 lead over the Broncos and never looked back. SCC also got back to what made them so successful, which was to run the football, and racked up 361 yards on the ground.
With the victory, the Titans wrapped up the regular season with a 3-2 district record and 4-4 overall.
SCC will now head to northwest Iowa to face Western Christian in the First Round of the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Class 1A State Football Playoffs. The clash between the Titans and the Wolfpack (6-2) is set for 7 p.m. next Friday (Oct. 21) at Hesla Field in Hull.
The Broncos limped to a 0-5 record in district, and 0-8 overall.
Senior Dominik Kistler and junior Brock Nattress ran rampant on the Broncos, rushing for 114 yards on just eight carries and 105 yards and three touchdowns on seven attempts, respectively. Nattress also caught one pass for 40 yards.
Senior Tyler Lightner amassed 30 yards and two trips to paydirt, while teammate Chance Roeder snagged three passes for 55 yards, was credited with seven tackles and recovered a Bronco fumble. Senior Bryan Steig recorded four and a half tackles.
Junior Keegan Soard caught one pass for 39 yards and a touchdown, while teammate Kolin Folsom reeled in a game-sealing interception.