As Heartland went deep against Stanton, the Mustangs looked no further than Parker Krusemark.
After all, the senior always seems to be at the right place at the right time — eight times to be exact.
Krusemark picked up his eighth interception of the season during Thursday’s 57-12 throttling of Heartland in the first round of the Classs D1 playoff s. That set a new school record, breaking the previous mark set by Ryan Molacek. “It’s a huge honor to have the school record,” Krusemark said after the game. “I’m really proud of eight, and it’s something I really wanted.”
As excited as Krusemark was on the record, he said the team goals still come first.
“This is another step closer to the ‘ship,” he said. “One game at a time.”
Coach Dave Stoddard said Heartland gave the Mustangs a different look than expected defensively, but he was proud of how his team adjusted.
“It was a good win tonight,” Stoddard said. “We were saw some different things, tried some different things, got a lot of players into the game. We’ll move onto the next round and continue working hard.”
PASSING: Parker Krusemark 1 29 Total 1-7 29 RUSHING: Becker Pohlman 2 8, Barrett Wilke 5 16, Parker Krusemark 19 211, Tyler Hasebroock 2 61, Jason Claussen 1 3, Brayan Acuna 1 43, Vance Borgmann 2 8, Damien Erickson 6 52 Total 402
RECEIVING: Owen Vogel 1 29 Total 29
TACKLES: Becker Pohlman 12, Barrett Wilke 5, Adam Arens 3, Parker Krusemark 3, Owen Vogel 1, Tyler Hasebroock 1, Jason Claussen 7, Brayan Acuna 2, Jordan Claussen 4, Vance Borgmann 1, Elijah Schmidt 2, Damien Erickson 12, Kamden Dusatko 8, Garrett Hansen 1, Thomas Cunningham 1, Mitchell Hupp 9, Cole Rutten 2 Total 74