Jays roll past Knights

Jamestown scored first and never trailed in an impressive 23-13 victory over Grand Forks Central Friday night at Cushman Field
The Blue Jays piled up 365 yards of offense and bottled up the high-scoring Knights. Central came in averaging 34 points per game, but were held to 13, the last seven coming in garbage time with the deal already sealed.
Jordan Piatz had another big game, catching nine balls for 156 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception, sack and tackle for loss for the Jays, who sacked Central quarterback Brady Johnson six times in the game.
Andy Bjugstad, Nick Erickson, Shane Gallagher, Alex Looysen and Johnny Schmitz also had sacks for the Jays, who improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the East. Brian Sinner had a second-quarter interception that snuffed out a Central drive and set up Benke’s field goal.
Brandon Gange (63), Walker (39) and Bangs (31) each had over 30 yards rushing. One of the few dark spots was eight penalties for 80 yards.
Jamestown 23, Grand Forks Central 13
Jamestown 7 3 6 7 — 23
Grand Forks Central 0 6 0 7 — 13
Scoring summary
First quarter
JHS — Jordan Piatz 9 yard pass from Michael Bangs (Ryan Benke kick), 6:51.
Second quarter
GFC — Ger Schmidt 35 pass from Brady Johnson (run failed), 7:38.
JHS — Benke 27 yard field goal, :03.
Third quarter
JHS — Dakotah Walker 6 run (kick blocked), 6:06.
Fourth quarter
JHS — Piatz 24 pass from Bangs (Benke kick), 3:51.
GFC — Jeremy Zahradka 9 pass from Brady Olson (Alex Nagel kick), :05.
Team statistics
JHS GFC
First downs 14 12
Rushes-yards 38-133 36-173
Comp-Att-Int 12-24-17-20-2
Passing yards 232 85
Total offense 365 258
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-2
Penalties-yards 10-80 4-40
Punts-yards 6-146 5-127
Individual statistics
Jamestown
Rushing: Michael Bangs 17-31, Brandon Gange 11-63, Dakotah Walker 10-39.
Passing: Bangs 12-24 232 yards 2 touchdowns, 1 interception.
Receiving: Jordan Piatz 9-156, Walker 1-40, Brian Sinner 1-21, Brett Sinner 1-15.
Interceptions: Piatz, Brian Sinner.
Grand Forks Central
Rushing: Grant Parks 18-104, Brady Johnson 7-(-2), Tyler Haug 6-31, Jeremy Zahradka 5-40.
Passing: Johnson 7-19 79 yards 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions. Gage Salquist 0-1.
Receiving: Ger Schmidt 3-74, Zahradka 2-8, Jud Prasnicky 1-13, Parks 1-(10).
Interception: Parks.
Records: Jamestown 2-4 overall, 1-1 East Region; Grand Forks Central 2-4 overall, 0-2 East Region.

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