Want to know what the definition of a well-oiled machine is? See the Chaska football team week three at Orono.
Five first-half offensive drives, four touchdowns.
It was that kind of night for the fifth-ranked Hawks, who improved to 3-0 on Sept. 13 in a 38-7 win.
Chaska has outscored opponents 89-14 this season.
Chaska was efficient all night. The opening drive counted just four plays, covering 53 yards, an 11-yard touchdown run from Matthew Kuntz giving the Hawks a 7-0 lead.
Colden Dodds caught a short pass and ran 27 yards on the first play, adding an option run of 14 yards. Following a short Kuntz run, the senior found the end zone for the early lead.
Hawks D forces a 3 & out to start game, offense goes about 50 yards in 4 plays, Matthew Kuntz TD! pic.twitter.com/FRBjum73aW— Chaska High School (@ChaskaHawks) September 14, 2019
A second three-and-out from the Chaska defense and a 25-yard punt return from Nic Snuggerud set-up a 3rd-and-12 pick-up, a screen pass of 28 yards for the second Kuntz score.
Another 3 & out for Hawks D! Huge tackle for loss from Nick Stanger. Well executed screen pass on 3rd & 12 - Matthew Kuntz in for a Hawks TD! 14-0 pic.twitter.com/8U4zu0XYyy— Chaska High School (@ChaskaHawks) September 14, 2019
While Chaska's offense came up empty on the third drive, the defense made up for it, a Stevo Klotz punt block and return of 25 yards for the 21-0 lead.
A defensive turnover, a Kage Montoya interception, gave Chaska the ball on the Orono 30-yard line. A grind'em out seven-play drive was capped by a Grif Wurtz 6-yard run on fourth down.
Orono had no answer.
Wurtz finished the scoring in the first half with his seventh rushing touchdown of the season, a 1-yard score at 35-0.
Grif Wurtz TD! Chaska leads Orono 35-0 at half. pic.twitter.com/P4NbZD6iQd— Chaska High School (@ChaskaHawks) September 14, 2019
For the game, Chaska totaled a season-high 181 yards passing, an 11-of-16 night for 159 yards for Wurtz. Snuggerud caught five passes for 84 yards with Dodds adding four receptions for 37 yards.
Dewandis Youmans rushed for a team-high 65 yards in the second half, a Snuggerud field goal of 24 yards extending the advantage to 38-0. Kuntz added 35 yards on 10 rushes.
Orono's lone touchdown came against Chaska reserves in the fourth quarter, an 11-yard run from quarterback Teddy Deters.
Klotz had a team-high nine tackles and a sack with senior Jack Frick forcing a fumble. Other tackle leaders were Marcus Holasek (six), Adam Ouska (five), Nick Stanger (five), and Spencer Goetz (five).
Chaska will face its toughest test yet this season in a week four home date with Robbinsdale Armstrong Sept. 20. The Falcons beat Park Center 43-0 to improve to 3-0.
Led by third-year starting quarterback Jake Breitbach, Robbinsdale Armstrong has allowed just one touchdown, posting two shutouts, in an unbeaten start.