Dylan Ackerman was 15-for-18 passing for 318 yards and five touchdowns to lead Newman Catholic to a 54-18 nonconference road victory in 8-player high school football Saturday over Northwood/Solon Springs.

Ackerman added 10 carries for 139 yards and two more scores as the senior quarterback had a hand in seven TDs for the Fighting Cardinals (2-0). Charlie McCarty caught 11 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns as Newman Catholic broke from a 14-12 lead after the first quarter with 33 points in the middle quarters.

Quarterback Syver Gulbrandson was 10-for-24 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Evergreens (1-2). His top target was senior Collin Krmpotich, who hauled in eight passes for 214 yards and three scores.

Newman Catholic 14-13-20-7—54

Northwood/Solon Springs 12-0-6-0—18

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NC — Dylan Ackerman 1 run (Charlie McCarty kick)

NSS — Collin Krmpotich 37 pass from Syver Gulbrandson (run failed)

NC — McCarty 78 pass from Ackerman (McCarty kick)

NSS — Krmpotich 60 pass from Gulbrandson (run failed)

NC — Ackerman 5 run (McCarty kick)

NC — Thomas Bates 14 pass from Ackerman (kick failed)

NC — Bates 1 run (McCarty kick)

NSS — Krmpotich 53 pass from Gulbrandson (run failed)

NC — McCarty 47 pass from Ackerman (McCarty kick)

NC — Nick Brenner 26 pass from Ackerman (kick blocked)

NC — McCarthy 27 pass from Ackerman (McCarty kick)