LAMOURE (NewsDakota.com)–As many teams do early in the season, the LaMoure/Litchville-Marion Loboes turned to their defense to win their opener.
Anthony Olson had a 105-yard interception return for touchdown and the Loboe defensive line harrassed Strasburg-Zeeland quarterback Kyle Nieuwsema all night in an 8-6 Loboe win in the season opener at Townsend Field in LaMoure Tuesday night.
Olson’s dash to the endzone came after the Loboes saw a promising drive turn bad on one of five fumbles then committed on the night, turning the ball over to the Clippers at the LaMoure 15.
Olson would account for two more turnovers on the night, recovering a fumble to thwart a promising Clipper threat, then making a leaping grab for his second interception on the final Strasburg-Zeeland drive of the night, stopping the Clippers at the LaMoure five-yard line with 46 seconds left.
Brady Thielges rushed 21 times for 124 yards to lead the Loboe offense, who saw a few different good looks inside the red zone blow by without points due to fumbles and mistakes, something head coach Andy DelaBarre plans to address.
Dalton Hamlin aided Olson in the defensive highlights, with Hamlin applying constant pressure to Nieuwsema throughout the night, something DelaBarre was pleased to see early.
The Loboes face defending nine-man state champion Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Ted 98.3 and 102.7 FM.
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