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Augusta 21, Circle 19

Leonel Mestas returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to enable Augusta to break a 17-game losing streak Friday night.

Shane Smith, who scored earlier on a 49-yard pass from Alec Hess, also caught a two-point conversion pass. Mestas later scored on a one-yard run and kicked the extra point.

Alex Gardinier rushed for 160 yards for Circle, scoring on a 99 yard run in the second quarter, giving the Thunderbirds a 7-6 lead.

Augusta (1-6, 1-0) 0 14 7 0 — 21

Circle (3-4, 0-1) 0 7 0 12 — 19

A—Smith 49 pass from Hess (kick blocked)

C—Gardinier 99 run (Schwemmer kick)

A—Mestas 86 kickoff return (Smith pass)

A—Mestas 1 run (Mestas kick)

C—Mould 42 interception return (kick failed)

C—Gardinier 11 run (pass failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing—Augusta, Swa 7-31, Lee 1-22, Mestas 17-17, Clausing 3-4, Smith 1-2, Burk 1-0, Dreifurst 1-0, Hess 5-(-27). Circle, Gardinier 20-160, Hill 7-6, Kinder 4-(-1).

Passing—Augusta, Hess 9-23-124-1. Circle, Gardinier 1-17-11-1.

Receiving—Augusta, Smith 4-73, Carman 3-38, Mestas 1-8, Dreifurst 1-5. Circle, Tracy 1-8, Mould 1-2, Kinder 1-1.

— Gary Karr

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