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Somerset tops Ellsworth 22-6

Ellsworth defenders make a wall this Somerset running back can't run through.

Unlike previous encounters with Somerset, the Ellsworth High School football team kept the game interesting for four quarters. But the end result was still the same as the Spartans won 22-6 Friday at Fuller-Symes Field.

After losing to Prescott the week before, Somerset switched its quarterbacks to Tyler Ledbeter and he led helped them to cut down on the numerous turnovers which had plagued the Spartans the previous three weeks although SHS still had two fumbles and two interceptions.

But they also scored first on a 33-yard run by Gabe Flandrick in the first quarter. Ledbeter then threw a 25-yard TD pass to Robert Flom, the former QB who was converted to a running back, in the second and the Spartans had a 16-0 halftime lead. Ledbeter scored on a four-yard TD run in the third quarter to cap a drive after Somerset stopped Ellsworth from converting on a fourth down and four play on the Spartans' 44-yard line.

Ellsworth was stymied on offense for the first half but played better in the second and it led to a drive of their own where they converted twice on fourth down. The drive was capped off with a one-yard TD run by Logan Kemmerer. An interception by Dan Langer gave EHS the ball back with four minutes to go but Ellsworth was unable to score again.

The Spartans improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Middle Border Conference while Ellsworth drops back to 1-1 in the league and 2-2 overall. They are at Baldwin-Woodville next Friday.