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HAMBURG >> When Elco entered its first matchup of 2015 against a non-conference opponent who only won one game last year, it did not expect an upset.

But the Hamburg Hawks and their star running back Ignacio Reynoso trounced the Raiders 30-8, Friday, to begin the season.

Reynoso, who ran for 117 total yards, recorded the Hawks' first touchdown of the season on a 36-yard rush with 2:40 remaining in the first quarter. A successful extra point attempt by Aaron Nelson gave the Hawks a 7-0 lead over the Raiders.

The next offensive drive by Hamburg had Reynoso out front again, with quarterback Nicholas Kuhn completing a 55-yard pass to the sophomore, who broke three Elco tackles on the way toward the goal line, but fumbled on the 5-yard line. The fumble was recovered by Elco's Ryan Rolon, but the Raiders' offense moved just a few yards before turning the ball over on downs.

Reynoso tallied his second touchdown of the game just minutes later with a 1-yard rush into the end zone, but the extra point attempt was blocked by Elco.

Reynoso went on to score all four of Hamburg's touchdowns.

Elco quarterback Jeffrey Martin, a four-year starter, completed just 13 of 24 pass attempts for 91 yards in the loss. Most of his incompletions were intended for senior Andrew Olson, a recent transfer to the school.

The Raiders did not put points on the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter, when junior running back Tyler Horst ran for a four-yard touchdown. Punter Kyle Knight faked an extra point attempt and passed it to Horst in the end zone for a successful two-point conversion, to make the score 30-8 with less than two minutes remaining.

With Elco's loss of All-State receiver Dustin Miller to graduation, Horst became Martin's go-to player, with 14 carries for 64 yards.

The Raiders take on Palmyra on the road next Friday at 7 p.m.

Hamburg 30, Elco 8

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First Quarter

H — Ignacio Reynoso 36 run (Aaron Nelson kick), 2:40

Second Quarter

H — Reynoso 1 run (kick blocked), 8:23

H — Reynoso 1 run (Nelson kick), 5:54

Third Quarter

H — Nelson 23 field goal, 5:15

Fourth Quarter

H — Reynoso 8 r (Nelson kick);

E — Tyler Horst 4 run (Horst pass from Kyle Knight), 1:35

ElcoHamFirst downs812Rushes-yards52-9586-175Passing12-235-7Passing yards91163Total yards197338Punts7-26.33-25.0Fumbles-lost0-01-0Penalties-yards5-303-23
Individual statistics

Rushing — Elco, Tyler Horst 14-64, Jeffrey Martin 6-9, Kyle Knight 3-18. Ham, Reynoso 19-117, Tyler Herber 3-4, Jordan McAllister 4-20, Nicholas Kuhn 7-15, Aaron Nelson 2-17

Passing — Elco, Martin 13-24-0 91, Ham, Kuhn 5-7-0 163.

Receiving — Elco, Horst, 5-24, Knight, 3-41, Zimmerman, 2-22, Stoops, 1-11, Olson, 1-2. Ham, Nelson 2-77, Andrew Payne 1-9, Reynoso 2-77.

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