ELK MOUND — Playing outside their own conference, the Elk Mound football team hosted the Westby Norsemen of the Coulee Conference Sept. 20 and fell behind early, eventually losing the game 48-14.
The Mounders were down 14-0 at the end of the first quarter on short runs by Mitchell Larson and Travis Hofslien and the deficit increased to 35-0 at the half on three more running touchdowns, two by Hofslien sandwiched around one by Logan Guttenberger.
After another Guttenberger score on a pass play midway through the third quarter, Elk Mound broke the ice with a 62 yard run to the endzone by freshman Noah Zurbuchen and a Ryan Mueller kick made it 42-7. Hofslien added his fourth score of the evening in the fourth quarter and Adam Gottschalk snared a 32 yard pass from Travis Nelson for the second Mounder touchdown and the Mueller kick finished off their scoring for the game.
Zurbuchen rushed for 130 of the Mounders total 140 yards for the game on 21 carries while Jon Storing ran for the other 10 yards. Nelson completed 13 of 27 passes for 235 yards with Gottschalck collecting six of them for 110 yards and Storing grabbed three for 49 while Colton Potter caught two for 56 yards and Cole Tyman two for 21 yards.
Elk Mound returns to conference play as they host Colfax for the Homecoming game this Friday night. The Mounders are 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference.