TEKAMAH - Fremont Bergan's Adam Dykman hauled in three touchdown receptions to lead the state-rated Knights to a 40-6 win against Tekamah-Herman in a contest of two 2-1 teams Friday night.
The Knights used multiple offensive weapons in its arsenal, with running back Colton Brdicko, wide receiver Tanner Boggs who ran several plays and Dykman to challenge the Tigers' defense. Bergan relied primarily on its running game, but used its passing attack to make big plays with Dykman.
Dykman scored two of his touchdowns in the first half, with Brdicko pushing through the line for a 1-yard run with 5:45 in the first quarter. That allowed the Knights to lead 20-6 at halftime.
During the second half, Bergan scored on Brdicko's 1-yard run with 4:39 left in the third quarter. Then quarterback Tristan Logemann hurled a 28-yard pass to Dykman on the third play of a drive that started on its 48-yard line.
The Knights' final score came on a 2-yard run by Boggs on a 10-play drive that ate 4:11 off the clock in the fourth quarter.
Though Tekamah-Herman had success with wide receiver Derek Method serving primarily as a running back, the Tigers had difficulty establishing drives and using wide receiver Dash Cameron as more of a scoring threat because of the Knights' tough and tall defense, along with quick defensive backs such as Jonah Madsen who broke up passes.
Despite the sizable lead, the Knights committed a few turnovers that allowed the Tigers to score its sole touchdown and positioned Tekamah-Herman to start potential scoring drives.
Defensive lineman Drew Boulware snagged Bergan quarterback Tristan Logemann's pass on first down on the Knights' 28-yard line with 9:34 left in the second quarter. Three plays later, Tiger quarterback Jason Hansen threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dash Cameron with 8:14 left in the first half.
One of the Tigers' most promising drives came when the Tigers' Chris Burley recovered a Logemann fumble on first down on the Knights' 26-yard line, halting a drive with 3:47 left in the first quarter. Tekamah-Herman's drive ended when Hansen bobbled the snap and was tackled on fourth-and-15 with 2:39 left.
Method snagged a fumble on Tekamah-Herman's 44-yard line with 5:59 left in the second quarter. That drive ended with the Knights' Austin Ottis picking off a Hansen pass with 4:54 left in the half.
The Tigers could only manage four yards on a drive after Justin Hansen grabbed a Knights fumble that allowed his team to start at its 39-yard line with 10:52 left in the game.
Bergan had some difficulty on one drive early in the fourth quarter when Logemann bobbled the handoff to Brdicko on second down and recovered a fumble on third down for a 4-yard loss, leaving the Knights in a fourth-and-15 situation on its 47-yard-line.
Fremont Bergan improved to 3-1, while Tekamah-Herman evens its record at 2-2.
Fremont Bergan ...................... 14 6 14 6 - 40
Tekamah-Herman .................... 0 6 0 0 - 6
FB - Adam Dykman 13 pass from Tristan Logemann (Robert Steed kick) 8:51
FB - Colton Brdicko 1 run (Steed kick) 5:45
FB - Dykman 35 pass from Logemann (Kick blocked) 11:21
T-H - Dash Cameron 13 pass from Jason Hansen (Derek Method run failed) 8:14
FB - Brdicko 1 run (Steed kick) 4:39
FB - Dykman 28 pass from Logemann (Steed kick) 2:00
FB - Tanner Boggs 2 run (Steed kick failed) 2:03