Carrying the team. One-man show. Could have beaten them by himself.
Those clichés are often used in the sports lexicon, but in the case of Ryan Tegtmeier
, they all applied – and then some.
Tegtmeier, a standout for Bruning-Davenport/Shickley (Bruning, Neb.)
, scored all but eight of his team's points in a playoff game Tuesday, a 49-40 win against Heartland (Henderson, Neb.).
As reported by the Lincoln Journal Star
, Tegtmeier scored all of the Eagles' 20 points in the first half (which matched his season average), en route to outscoring the entire Heartland team. His 41 points equaled a career high.
"Most teams go box and one or they will play some special defense," Eagles coach Fred Kluck told the newspaper. "No one has come in and said, ‘Let's see if he can beat us.'"