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(Atlantic) Kray Lukehart opened up the 2012 football season with a 95-yard kick-off return for Atlantic and the Trojans never looked back enroute to a 48-7 win over Clarinda Friday night. All of Atlantics’ points came in the first half.


Three year starting quarterback Harrison Hoegh was stellar in his first night passing the football. The senior ended the night 6-9 for 225-yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half.


After Lukeharts opening game return, Clarinda responded with a Dakota Wood 70-yard kickoff return of the own and started their opening drive deep in Atlantic territory, but turned the ball over. Moments later Hoegh fired his first touchdown strike of the contest to Sam Markham that covered 48-yards at the 8:26 mark in the first quarter. That put the   Trojans up14-0.  Atlantic added two more first quarter touchdown’s on a Kray Lukehart 3-yard run and a Hoegh to Dalton Franken 40-yard touchdown pass that gave Atlantic a 28-0 first quarter lead.


Atlantic would score three more times in the second quarter. Dalton Cook scooped up a Cardinal fumble and returned it 66-yards for a touchdown, Hoegh fired an 82-yard TD pass to Chad Christian and Sophomore Brody Peterson carried the ball 37-yards to pay dirt to put the game way out of reach.


Everyone got in on the action in the second half when the 35-point running clock rule went into affect.


The Cardinals were able to punch one in early in the fourth quarter when Dakota Woods connected with Jett Kettwick on a 7-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone that left the score 48-7.


Atlantic travels to Carroll next Friday night for a non-district game.


August 24, 2012