IOWA CITY — Even with a broken hand, Isaac Vollstedt can still break tackles.
The Iowa City Regina (5-1, 4-0) running back demonstrated that Friday night, rumbling for 173 yards and a touchdown in the Regals 41-17 win over Wilton (5-1, 3-1).
“I give most of the credit to the O-line,” Vollstedt said. “They’re pushing the line up front and opening holes. I can’t ask for much more.”
As for the broken hand he suffered in Week 2 against Solon, it’s done little to slow the junior down.
“It’s kind of a nuisance running with a cast,” Vollstedt said. “I can’t really switch arms. But it’s not a big deal besides that.”
Vollstedt and the Regals proved to be more than Wilton could handle. At halftime, Regina held a 34-14 lead and piled up 301 rushing yards.
“I was pleased,” Regina Coach Marv Cook said. “Homecoming week is a big week for our kids. They enjoy the moments, but they have a really great focus on coming into Friday night ready to play.”
Regina looked the part of a six-time defending state champion early, marching 90 yards in 2:01 to take a 6-0 lead. They put together another quick drive later in the first, taking a 13-0 lead behind a 14-yard touchdown run from Jacob Phillips.
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The Regals defense kept Wilton without a positive play from scrimmage until 5:15 in the first quarter.
“Wilton is a really good football team,” Cook said. “I was really impressed that our guys were able to hold them in check for the most part.”
Wilton got on the board late in the second quarter when Jerome Mays hit Evan Reifert on a 79-yard touchdown pass. Mays added a 1-yard touchdown run late in the second.
“It’s great momentum for us,” said Regina defensive back Trae Rogers, who had a pair of interceptions. “Beating a 5-0 team during homecoming week will really get you going. It gets you fired up and looking forward to the rest of the season.”