Darnell totals over 300 yards of offense on nine touches as Auburn rolls to second win

AUBURN – Auburn running back Baily Darnell had 319 total yards and five touchdowns, and the Bulldogs improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 win over Fort Calhoun Friday night in Auburn’s home opener.

Darnell, who is verbally committed to South Dakota State football, finished with 213 yards rushing on seven carries and scored three times. He had touchdown runs of 27, 59 and 94 yards.

The 6’1″, 190-pound senior also caught two passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on a 68-yard screen pass and a 38-yard touchdown toss from senior quarterback Drew Dixon.

Dixon was 3-6 for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Dixon’s younger brother, Ryan, scored his first touchdown in varsity football on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs finished with 438 total yards. Both Dixon and Darnell did not play in the second half.

Senior Branden Lavigne led the Auburn defense to their second-straight shutout and held the Pioneers to just 125 total yards. The 6’3″, 190-pound defensive lineman sacked Fort Calhoun senior quarterback Trenton Bouwman three times.

The Bulldogs host Milford on Homecoming next Friday at 7 p.m. The Pioneers travel to Wahoo next week to play Bishop Neumann.

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