Windom 06-00-08-00 = 14
LCWM 00-06-16-15 = 37
The Windom Eagles’ offense couldn’t get much going, particularly in the second half, Friday night, allowing Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial to pull away for a 37-14 victory at Lake Crystal.
The Eagles tied the game at 14-14 early in the third quarter, but LCWM’s offense quickly regained the lead and the Knights’ defense shut down the Eagles the rest of the game.
Windom struck first, going over the top on an early passing play as Greyson Elder hit Henry Erickson for a 70-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter. The extra-point kick was blocked, leaving the score 6-0.
LCWM battled back, tying the game at 6-6 late in the first half. The Knights then took the lead on a 52-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
Windom answered, moving quickly downfield and scoring on a 23-yard Brady Espenson run. Wyatt Haugen added the two-point conversion, tying the game at 14-14.
But LCWM answered, scoring late in the third quarter on a 2-yard run. The Knights then forced the Eagles into consecutive three-and-out series in the fourth quarter, with LCWM converting them into scores on a 7-yard run and a 1-yard run late in the game.
Espenson led the Eagles with 33 yards rushing on three carries. Tucker Renquist added 24 yards on four carries.
Elder completed 5-of-13 passes for 103 yards, with Erickson recording four catches for 100 yards.
MLA 22-27-13-06 = 68
Madelia 00-00-06-06 = 12
Mt. Lake Area had a dominant first half Friday night, building a 49-0 halftime lead on its way to a 68-12 victory at Madelia.
The Wolverines scored on all their offensive possessions in the first half and added three second-half touchdowns.
Kolby Kremmin started the offensive fireworks for the Wolverines, scoring on runs of 25, 75 and 80 yards in the first quarter. He added a 1-yard scoring plunge on the first play of the second quarter.
Marcos DeLeon added a 5-yard touchdown run, with Micah Holmberg scoring on runs of 10 and 27 yards to give MLA a 49-0 halftime lead.
Tanner Koetzle added a 12-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, while Noah Holmberg scored on a 2-yard run. Evan Karschnik added a 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth.
Kremmin finished the game with 224 yards rushing on seven carries in just over one quarter of work. Karschnik rushed 12 times for 86 yards.
The Wolverines attempted just one pass in the game.
Defensively, MLA recorded seven quarterback sacks and had four interceptions as a team.
WWG 00-06-00-08 = 14
HLOF 06-30-08-08 = 52
Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda erupted in the second quarter Friday night, building a commanding halftime lead on its way to a 52-14 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Fulda.
The Coyotes racked up 30 second quarter points, taking a 36-6 lead at intermission.
WWG scored on a 35-yard pass from Brady Ross to Kole Curry in the first half, then added a 5-yard touchdown pass from Ross to Dan Kleven in the fourth quarter.
RRC 00-00-00-06 = 06
HBC 10-08-00-06 = 24
With starting quarterback Isaac Simonson sidelined by injury, Red Rock Central struggled to find its rhythm on offense Thursday night, falling 24-6 to Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
The Falcons were bottled up on offense by a swarming Patriot defense, as RRC attempted to run a wildcat set with running back Mason Strom taking a direct snap from center. In the second half, the Falcons moved Joseph Strock from receiver to quarterback and found themselves able to move the ball better.
HBC raced to an 18-0 halftime lead behind two Cole Baker touchdown runs, two two-point conversions and a safety. The Patriots added a touchdown pass in the third quarter, taking a 24-0 lead.
RRC got on the board in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard run by Strom.
Strom rushed 22 times for 94 yards. Jacob Amsden added 47 yards on six carries.
Strock completed 3-of-4 passes for 36 yards while Strom had one completion for 19 yards. Nick Marsh had two catches for 43 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Pipestone, Oct. 20
MLA: vs. Nicollet (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 20
RRC: vs. HLOF (at Lamberton), Oct. 20
WWG: vs. Cedar Mountain (at Westbrook), Oct. 20