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5 Thoughts on Bennington’s 42-7 Dominating Win Over Omaha Skutt

September 18, 2021

Hail Varsity was on the scene in Bennington for the big Class B matchup between Bennington and Omaha Skutt. The teams are two of the best three in Class B this season but after Friday’s game Bennington might be the clear No. 1. The Badgers took the game 42-7. It was a strong performance from start to finish from Bennington. The team should be the favorites to win the state title at this early stage in the season.

Here are my five thoughts from the matchup.

Dylan Mostek lives up to hype

Senior running back Dylan Mostek came into the game leading Class B in rushing. When Bennington needed a play, they found a way to get him the football. Mostek had a pair of touchdowns in the game but what impressed me most was his running style. He’s a patience but powerful runner. Mostek rarely goes down on first contact and just finds ways to gain positive yards. Since the team played so well, Mostek was able to get some much-needed rest during the fourth quarter of the game.

History in the making

Omaha Skutt has dominated Class B football for years in Nebraska. Since 2015 the team has won double-digit games every year except the 2020 season. Bennington is new on the scene to football success. The Badgers had never beaten Omaha Skutt in football before the game on Friday night. Doing so in dominating fashion had to be a big boost of confidence for a program looking to take off this season.

Skutt offense stuck in mud

Skutt’s offense can be tough to prepare for with all the misdirection runs. Typically, the team finds a way to get the ground game going but it wasn’t happening on Friday night. Give credit to Bennington’s defense. It answered the bell each time it was needed. There were two times the SkyHawks got into the red zone and came away with no points. It was a great team effort by the Badgers.

Just enough explosive plays

If Bennington is getting a handful of explosive plays a game it will be tough to beat. The team had several players make contributions on offense including backup running back Nick Colvert who had a 48-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Trey Bird was steady during the game too making plays with his legs and arm. The Badgers have more playmakers than Dylan Mostek which is bad news for the rest of Class B.

Versatility key for Cayden Bluhm

It’s tough not to be impressed with two-way standout Cayden Bluhm. He set the tone early for Bennington with a 15-yard touchdown catch for the Badgers.

Bluhm also starred on defense for Bennington flying around making tackles. The team’s ability to get him the ball in space is a great compliment to the strong run game. Bluhm had over 100 yards receiving during the game. He had a 72-yard touchdown catch on a beautiful route up the sideline. That play was a huge momentum shifter for Bennington on the way to the blowout win.

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