A one-man scoring force named Tate Thompson made his presence known as the Forest City Indians upended Estherville Lincoln Central 41-0 at home in Estherville Friday night.
Thompson scored on a 62-yard touchdown run plus a 2-point pickup to make it 8-0, Forest City, early in the first period.
Then it was Josh Dakken in on a 10-yard carry, but the 2-point conversion failed, to make it 14-0.
Estherville defense attempts to tackle a Forest City player in Friday’s game.
With 3:30 left in the first period, Thompson came in again on a 36-yard carry and the PAT by Colton Westerberg was good to make it 21-0 at the end of the first period.
Thompson scored again on a 6-yard carry with 8:33 to go in the second period. The PAT was good to make it 28-0.
Thompson scored again on a 52-yard carry with 5:46 remaining, and with the PAT Forest City led 35-0 at the half.
A running clock with the 35-point rule in effect at the start of the second half ran to ELC's disadvantage, and with :24 to go in the third period Matt Snyder brought in an 11-yard carry. The PAT was blocked to make it 41-0, Forest City.
Andres Blanco had 12 carries for 27 yards for ELC while Billy Snyder had four carries for 10 yards. Evan Hansen had eight carries for a loss of eight yards.
ELC was 10-16 on passing for 67 yards and 24 carries for 29 yards rushing for 96 yards total offense.
Forest City had 37 carries for 295 rushing yards and a total offense of 340 yeards.
Thompson had 10 carries for 171 yards for the Indians, averaging 17 yards a carry while Dakken had 19 carries for 99 yards.
ELC coach Chuck Fandel remarked about Forest City's speed.
"Up front we weren't able to handle them all night long," said Fandel. "We didn't get much going in the second half either. They have tremendous team speed. This team speed of this Forest City, it overwhelmed us."
Forest City is 6-1 overall and 4-1 for the district.
ELC is now 1-6 overall for the season and 1-3 in district play.
ELC next faces Garner-Hayfield/Ventura at home.