PARSONS?- Austin Zirk and Derek Nestor helped lead No. 1 Tucker County past Clay-Battelle 48-14 Saturday in Class A playoff action at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field.
The Mountain Lions (12-0) advance to semifinal action and will host Madonna Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
"The kids are still excited about moving on,"?Tucker County coach A.J. Rapp said. "We're going to have our hands full but whoever we play is going to be tough."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Tucker County’s Austin Zirk looks to break free Saturday in the Mountain Lions’ 48-14 Class A playoff victory over Clay-Battelle.
Nestor finished with a 170 all- purpose yards to lead Tucker County.
Nestor completed 7-of-17 passing for 133 yards and one touchdown and an interception. He also ran for 37 yards on the ground for the Mountain Lions, who led 14-7 at halftime.
Zirk had eight carries for 119 yards and one touchdown for Tucker County.
Mikhail Lewis followed with 66 yards on the ground, while Zach Armstrong chipped in with 33 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountain Lions.
Armstrong also had two catches for 11 yards and a score.
Nathaniel Goldstein had one catch for 40 yards, while Trevor Kidwell added two catches for 35 yards for the Mountain Lions.
Lewis also had a 35-yard interception for a touchdown for the Mountain Lions.
Michael Adkins had eight tackles to lead the defense
"I thought we really played well in the second half," Rapp said. "Our defense came up big and we were able to shut down Clay-Battelle's offense, especially their quarterback."