Isaac Vollstedt runs against Solon on Sept. 2. Jackie Blake Jensen/IC Pixx. Your Prep Sports
If Regina running back Isaac Vollstedt keeps playing like he has been he may want to consider keeping the cast on his broken left hand.
Vollstedt cracked the 100-yard mark for the second straight game, running for 105 yards and a touchdown as Class 1A top-ranked Regina (5-1, 3-0) rolled to a 36-0 win at Highland (2-3) on Friday.
Since suffering the injury in the first half against Solon, Vollstedt has rushed for over 282 yards and five touchdowns the last two games after sitting out against Wapello.
Although he has found a way to make playing with a cast work, Vollstedt has had to make certain adjustments to his game in order to be successful.
“I can’t go out and play slot receiver anymore which is another spot I was rotating in,” Vollstedt said. “It takes a lot more concentration holding onto the ball, where before it was mostly on finding the holes. Now my main focus is on securing the ball as well as I can.”
Vollstedt helped Regina roll up 270 rushing yards on Friday while improving to 3-0 in 1A District 4 play.
The junior started the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter as Regina did all of its scoring in the first half on Friday.
Junior quarterback Michael Conlon added 72 yards rushing on eight carries and also passed for 89 yards and a pair of scores as Regina built a 36-0 halftime cushion.
Regina reserves got precious playing time and a chance to experience what it’s like to play under the lights on Friday much to the delight of Regina head coach Marv Cook.
“It was a very good game,” Cook said. “(Highland) Coach (Joe) Donovan does a great job and their kids play tough. On film you can tell that they have some great athletes so I was especially pleased with the first half how we came out and played pretty clean.”
“We had one possession where we didn’t score and we ended up missing a field goal so that was the one time we didn’t score when we had the ball.”
Vollstedt has been a standout for the Regals in the last two weeks but gives most of the credit for his team’s success to the guys in the trenches.
“I think everyone is playing really well overall,” Vollstedt said. “The offensive and defensive lines especially are doing their job and making it easy on all the linebackers and skill players. I would give most of the credit to them.”
First Downs 20
Passing Yards 106
Regina 22 14 0 0 – 36
Highland 0 0 0 0 – 0
ICR – Isaac Vollstadt 12 run (2 pt. good)
ICR – Michael Conlon 1 run (Sam Stein kick)
ICR – Jack Jensen 9 pass from Conlon (Sam Stein kick)
ICR – Jake Phillips 4 run (Sam Stein kick)
ICR – Trey Rogers 14 pass from Conlon (Sam Stein kick)
Rushing – ICR: Vollstadt 11-105, Conlon 8-72, Phillips 7-54, Clark 2-14, Sullivan 1-14, Brown 3-11.
Passing – ICR: Conlon 9-13-0 89, Arendt 2-2-0 11, Phillips 1-3-0 6.
Receiving – ICR: Jensen 4-41, Rogers 2-27, Felderman 2-11