Wolverines thump South Hamilton, 42-8 (PHOTOS)

Dike-New Hartford's Cade Bennett (30) cuts to the outside of his teammates blocking the way, including Tristan Cleveland (40) in a second-quarter touchdown run at Dike on Friday. (Jake Ryder photo)

DIKE –  The Dike-New Hartford football team couldn't truly replicate in practice what South Hamilton does running the football.


Instead, the Wolverines quickly produced on offense and gave D-NH time to see the Hawks in the flesh and make the proper defensive adjustments for a 42-8 drubbing of South Hamilton in a Class 1A first-round state playoff game at Dike-New Hartford High School last Friday.


D-NH (10-0) will play Interstate 35 (10-0) in Truro on Friday, Nov. 2 with the winner heading to the state semifinals in the UNI-Dome.


Cade Bennett rushed 19 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns and Cade Fuller caught four Drew Sonnenberg passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.


"Offensively, we got after them," D-NH head coach Don Betts said. "Defensively they were running the football on us but we felt we could hang with them, and once we got up on top, it became tough for them to play catch-up."


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